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« on: April 14, 2010 01:19:13 AM »

I'm sure this is a rather dumb question. I'm working on a toy (a squid) and I've reached the point where I pick up stitches from the arms, join them into a round and knit that. now, I can join them and knit them just fine; problem is I always end up with the side of the knitting I want on the inside. I cannot for the life of me figure out why. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010 06:17:12 AM »

When you pick up the sts and join them, the RS/knits should be facing you.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010 02:21:56 PM »

Ahm.  That happened to me when making my slippers.  I obviously joined them the other way round.  Didn't understand very well why.  So I joined the sides with the edges on the far side from me.  I should have bent the fabric the other way round so the edges were next to me.  I just couldn't figure it out at the time, for some reason.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010 05:34:47 PM »

It's tricky. I mostly use LT cast on and turned, then joined. Then I was reading a post from someone who mentioned not turning and joining. Took me a bit to figure that out, but yeah, you can do it that way too.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010 02:22:54 PM »

If you are knitting in the round and find your right side is on the inside it is because you are knitting on the part of the round knitting that is away from you.  you won't be able to do what I'm about to suggest w/ your toy project, but if you were knitting a tube (sock, sweater, etc) and your right side was on the inside, just flip the knitting through the needles (basically turn it right side out) and continue knitting with the needles closer to you.  This won't affect the knitting at all, but will show you the difference in needle position in relation to the knitted work and your body.  Sorry if the explanation doesn't make sense, trying it should help...
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