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[Knitting] Knitting or purling -that is the question (help!)

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Post time: 2015-10-9 01:42
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Edited by devra at 2015-10-8 12:43

Is there a way to be sure which side you are working on when you have to stop in the middle of a row? I know the yarn is to the back when knitting, front for purl,and I normally put it down with the side I am working on face up, but sometimes I have to throw my knitting down in a hurry (for example when the smoke alarm goes off because your dinner is burning ) and then I can't remember which side I was working on

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Post time: 2015-10-9 03:30
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If you are knitting stocking stitch (English) Stockinette Stitch (American)  you have a smooth side and a knobbly side. If the smooth side is towards you and the wool is at the back you are knitting. If the knobbly side is towards you and the wool is at the front - you are purling.
OK! C'mon Devra - make it easy for yourself and buy some stitch markers. Then place one colour  (say pink)  in the first stitch when you start a knit row...................: then another colour (say green) when you start a purl row. keep moving the markers up when you start a new row. You can then throw it at the cat, and still work out where you have got to.............................!
Don't worry, after a while you will be able to tell which side you are working on.....................


I have stitch markers, just never thought to use that way lol Thank you!  Post time 2015-10-9 21:59


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A szín oldalára Egy jelölőt Kell Tenni. (Nem a sor szélére: D)
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The working yarn is on your left needle. Your work will tend to curl to the smooth (knit) side and away from the purl (bumpy side) in stockingette.
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