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adubyah
« on: June 11, 2008 01:44:30 PM »

Ahh! I'm about to lose my mind! I'm trying to make a dishcloth (http://joann.lionbrand.com/patterns/kkc-dishCloths.html) and it calls for you to knit 1 and purl 1 and repeat for a while.  I have looked at several websites and in the book I bought to learn to knit to see how to switch from knit to purl and my brain just can't get it!  I'm pretty sure I see how to knit and purl but my confusion is with the moving the yarn from front to back when switching between them.  First, I was going over the needle and ended up with all sorts of extra stitches.  Then I saw something that said move the yarn under the knitting, so now I have this weird long loop that goes under the knitting.

Can anyone tell what I'm doing wrong?  I would really appreciate the help. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008 02:59:24 PM »

Move it over the knitting but under the needle.  Maybe one of these videos would help...  http://www.knittinghelp.com/
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008 06:26:27 PM »

Well, under the needle tip. Move the yarn back and forth between the tips and not wrap it over the needle or under your knitting.
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adubyah
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008 07:09:06 AM »

Thank you, thank you!  That makes sense!  I tried going to knittinghelp.com but the videos wouldn't play at work.  Sad
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