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cinnamon teal
« on: September 23, 2006 07:13:08 PM »

Hey gals and guys,

I am trying to figure out how to make twisted stitches (like these ones here: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/09/bayerische.html - but not so complicated) I have a book that explains it, but I feel really dumb cuz I just don't understand what they mean when they say to knit into the front or knit into the back.  Undecided

Please help!
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suganspyyce
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006 07:22:12 PM »

Try http://www.knittinghelp.com/   You can look under abbreviations explained to find what you are looking for faster.  Every stitch or technique has a video you can watch depending on how you knit, continental or english.  Hope this helps!
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soozeq
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006 07:25:29 PM »

That would be knitting in either the front or back loop of the stitch.  When a stitch is on your left needle, the yarn loops over it with a `leg' in front of the needle, and another at the back of the needle. Normal knitting is through the front loop or 'leg'; knitting through the back loop twists the individual stitch. This may be one of those patterns that may read confusing if you only try to figure it out in your head, but if you pick up some needles and yarn and work each stitch as the pattern is written, it makes sense.

sue
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006 09:21:57 PM »

Oh my goodness!! I just discovered that I have been, for my whole life, twisting all of my knit stitches! Lol!!  No wonder I was having so much trouble learning how to make twisted stitches. Cheesy

Thank you both so much!  After reading your description, soozeq, I realized that I was doing something very wrong.  So I watched the knitting video on the site that you linked to, suganspyyce, (unfortunately they don't have one on twisting) and I saw my mistake.  I have been putting the needle through the back "leg".

Bwah hah hah!  I am such a dork.   Grin

Thanks again.
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jclem
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2006 04:50:51 PM »

you know, I was doing this for a long time too, and totally freaked out when I realizezd that I had learned to knit wrong! It didn't take me too long to re-teach myself, and the only difference it seemed to make to me is that my stitches look a little more uniform now that I knit correctly. It totally makes everything else make so much more sense, though,  once you figure out what you've been doing wrong!
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006 05:24:32 PM »

It's good to know that I'm not the only one  Smiley My stiches are a lot straighter now that I figured out how to knit properly.  And your right, it is a lot easier to do things like twisted stitches.
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