Inconsistency between knit and purl orientation. (Continental)
Hello all, and welcome to my first post! Yay. I am fairly new to knitting, and have learned pretty much entirely from videos on this site and elsewhere. Unfortunately, I couldn't seem to find much concerning this issue elsewhere on the forums, so here it is:
Recently when inspecting some ribbing, I noticed a consistency issue between my knit and purl stitches. The knits have a cute little twist in them. The purls are "normal" and un-twisted. I much prefer the look of the twist, though I'm not sure if there is any reason I shouldn't knit this way. Basically, I throw the yarn clockwise around the needle before pulling it through.
Anyway, I was wondering if 1) there is any foreseeable problem with knitting this way, and 2) whether there is a simple way to make my purls have that little twist as well, to match. (I also wonder if that would help tighten them up, since they are looser than knits for me.) Until this is figured out, any projects involving purling are put on hold. Which leaves me very bored and twiddly. You wouldn't like me when I'm twiddly. :\ Pretty please, HALPS.
Last edited by Charborg : 01-24-2010 at 01:54 AM.