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soozeq
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012 07:42:33 AM »

Both knitting help and knitpicks have tutorials for knitting in the round with different methods, dpns, circs, magic loop and 2 circs -
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques
http://community.knitpicks.com/notes/Knitting_in_the_Round

To clarify about the stitches - when you knit all rows your get garter stitch, but you can also get it by purling all rows. Stockinette is when you alternate knit rows with purl rows. The actual stitches are knit and purl, the stitch pattern (garter, stockinette) is the result. Seed st is mixing knit and purl sts on one row and you get ribbing that way too but you work the sts in a way so there's a column of knits and a column of ribs, instead of them mixed. Knitting help has some videos for the Basic stitches on the Tips page.
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012 02:40:01 AM »

Oh my god thankyou, I love the magic circle method! thankyou so much
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012 10:55:48 AM »

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To clarify about the stitches - when you knit all rows your get garter stitch, but you can also get it by purling all rows. Stockinette is when you alternate knit rows with purl rows. The actual stitches are knit and purl, the stitch pattern (garter, stockinette) is the result.

That's true when you knit flat, but when you're knitting in the round (dpns or circulars or magic loop), it's the opposite - knit all rows (or purl all rows) gives you stockinette, and alternating one row knit and one row purl gives you garter.

Stockinette is the name for the fabric you get when one side of knitting is smooth (knit side) and one side is bumpy (purl side). When you knit flat, you're knitting one row on the knit side and one row on the purl side. When you knit in the round, you're always knitting on the knit side.

Garter is the name for the fabric you get when the smooth & bumpy sides of the knit stitch alternate rows. When you knit flat, you get the alternating smooth/bumpy sides by doing every row as knit (or every row as purl). When you knit in the round, you get the alternating smooth/bumpy sides by alternating knit and purl rows.

The knit and purl STITCH is the same no matter what kind of needles you're using - straight needles, dpns, or circulars - and no matter whether you're knitting flat or in the round.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012 07:53:42 AM »

Well, yes, I did say rows not rounds, which means knitting flat. I was more commenting on the PP where she seemed to think that knit st = garter, and purl st = stockinette -

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I'm now comfortable with casting on, knit stitch (garter?), moss stitch and purl (stocking?),
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