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cawhouston 02-10-2013 09:53 AM

Odd looking stockinette stitches
 
Ive noticed that my stockinette stitches, when using wool, do not form a V, but rather a |/ where the right side is ok but the left side is straight vertically. I knit in the round with either circular needles or using magic loop. This appears to happen only with wool. My cotton products look ok. This also happens doing knit stitches only and when alternating knits and purls for ribbing.

Ive tried adjusting tension to the point there is no tension and the problems still exists. Any thoughts?

Ingrid 02-10-2013 10:38 AM

It is normal for certain kinds of wool to form stitches like that--it's not anything that you're doing. It has to do with how the yarn is spun, I believe.

Jan in CA 02-10-2013 11:35 AM

Agreed. It's how the yarn was spun. It makes no difference inthe overall stockinette.

salmonmac 02-10-2013 11:44 AM

Yes, here's a link with some photos and details about the twist in yarn.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/FEATwhyply.html


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