Originally Posted by ArtLady1981
You are right: when you KNIT one side, and PURL the other side, your outcome will be STOCKING STITCH...that is, smooth on one side and bumpy on the other side.
However, when you KNIT one side, and then KNIT the other side, your outcome is called GARTER STITCH! It looks identical on both sides, and this is a legitimate knitted fabric, or "look"!
If STOCKING STITCH is what you want...place a little safety pin on the KNIT side
to remind you that this is the RIGHT SIDE, and that you should KNIT this side.
Thank you So much...well that worked out well, here I thought I was messing it all up. I'm used to seeing the stocking stitch and I prefer the look. But it is nice to know that I wasn't doing anything wrong.
So in theory...if i knit 4 rows then purl 4 rows i should get a wavey stretchy pattern? I will for sure expiriment.
My mother showed me basics (very basics) while i was home over christmas and i am finding it a very enjoyable and adictive passtime. I wil no doubt have more questions as I get a little better at the craft. Thanks again! Merci!