Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Knitting Tutorial from one of our own!

Carol from Retrothreads is here to show us one of her Tutorial Tricks of the Trade! Below is a 6 step process for Knitting Backwards.

Why, you ask ? So you never have to turn your work again !!! Useful for working short rows or if you just don't like to purl (like me).

Step 1:
Finish knitting across row.

Note: Yarn is held in left hand (continental)



Step 2:
Insert left hand needle in last stitch worked behind right hand needle.

Note: Yarn is held in left hand (continental)



Step 3:
Wrap yarn around left hand needle front to back from the left side.

Note: Yarn is held in left hand (continental)


Step 4:
Push stitch on right needle up and over yarn previously wrapped around left needle.

Note: Yarn is held in left hand (continental)


Step 5:
Slip RIGHT needle out of loop (removing it to finish the stitch). THIS PART CAN BE CONFUSING, because it feels weird to leave the stitch on the left hand needle, but remember...you're working from LEFT to RIGHT !!!

Note: Yarn is held in left hand (continental)


Step 6:
Begin next stitch by inserting left hand needle into right hand stitch on the back side. Repeat steps 1-5.

Note: Yarn is held in left hand (continental)



Thanks Carol! Let us know if try this trick and how it worked out for you.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great tutorial! You make it look so easy. :)

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