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« on: April 28, 2005 07:11:44 PM »

So I am fairly new to knitting and maybe this is really obvious and I am just to dim to catch on, but anyway. So my mother got this magazine the other day and saw this bag, and now she wants it for mother's day. The pattern is kind of weird, but once again could just be me. So the pattern keeps saying to knit one row (turning row) continue in pat. st. til piece measures 7" above turning row. What I don't understand is what is the turning row??? I really hope this makes sense. I don't know if anyone on here ever reads this magazine. It's not really my speed but since my mother gets it I usually flip thru it. So any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2005 06:29:44 AM »

The turning row is when you literally turn your work around when you've been knitting in the round and start kntting in the other direction.  It makes a good place to fold the work. 

I used that technique on a purse I made recently (pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts).  The outside of the purse is a cable-like pattern, and the built-in lining is stockinette.  It was done in the round, and when the cable part was done, I had to turn the work around and purl a row  and then continue in stockinette for the same length as the purse for the lining, which then got turned inside the purse (and which you can't see in the photo).

Does that make sense?


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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2005 06:31:43 AM »

A "turning row" is usually a single row of purls on the right side of stockinette - this makes the fabric easy to fold in a straight line there.

So if you're working in stockinette, it's k1 row p1 row, to get the turning row, you're going to knit a row that would usually be purled.  This will make the fabric look like this
~~~~    < this is the turning row, it makes a line to fold on.
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2005 12:48:32 PM »

Great!!! Thank you for the info guys. I was thinking that it was probably a fold line but I didn't want to knit the whole thing and find out I was wrong. It's great to know there's all these wonderful knitters who will share their knowledge. Thanks again!!!!!!!

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