Many knitters find a column of loose knit stitches on the left edge of their cables. This common phenomenon occurs in knitting when transitioning from a knit stitch to a purl stitch. To minimize the loose stitch, purl the first stitch after the knit column by wrapping the yarn clockwise around the needle. On the following row, this stitch will be twisted. Knit this stitch through the back loop to untwist it.
Month: August 2013
Managing Yarns in Colorwork
Everyone loves colorwork but no one likes the tangled yarn it generates! Learn to knit tangle-free stripes and colorwork using these quick tips.
A delightful two-color stitch pattern that resembles crochet. The pattern is similar to the daisy stitch and makes use of the Make One Purl stitch. With a four row repeat it is easy to memorize and fun to knit!
This technique allows yarn to be chain plied into a triple strand without dividing the skein. Alternate triple and single plies for interesting effects without ever cutting the yarn. Warning – this is very addicting!