Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Maybe i am just really tired..but i think i am messing up the nautie....i start it and it looks fine..i split the i cord and then start adding and growing my little nautie...i check it and it is showing purl stitches instead of knit after i start knitting in the round..
Can anyone help? I feel like a goof for asking because it's not like i havent ever knitted anything before...but HELP!!!!


Blogger Megs said...

my guess is that you are knitting the side farthest from you instead of that closest to you.
i did that accidentally once and now it occasionally has actually come in handy, especially when wanting to switch to purl without actually purling (my purl is insanely looser than my knit!)
if this is in fact what you are doing, and if you can live with what you have done so far purled (meaning you don't want to frog it and start over, i'm just lazy like that) turn the knitting so that your active needles are at the side closest to you and knit from there. it means that you will be knitting in the opposite direction because it is flipped and you may get a small hole but nothing that you can't live with (especially if you do it at the start of the round so that it will be hidden with the coiling!!!!).

i hope this makes sense seeing as i'm a little over stimulated and over tired right now.

if it doesn't make sense, i'm sure the nautie would look ADORABLE purled!

also, you are welcomed to email me for more help with it. (and i'll definintely be more help in the morning!)

11:02 PM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

Yup, I agree with megs, it sounds like your knitting in the round 'inside out'.

See the DPN tutorial, they have a good photo that shows 'knitting close to you', or you can also think of it as knitting on the outside of the tube, and not the inside:


7:59 AM  
Blogger pseudobunny said...

thanks ladies
i guess i have been in the round wrong this whole time
i wil work on it tonight and share photos tomorrow

9:24 AM  
Blogger pseudobunny said...

hey megs i just glanced at your blog
you are so lucky to be working at the zoo

9:26 AM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

It's not 'duh', people do it all the time.

It's not even 'wrong'. If you ever make fair isle socks and mittens, sometimes working it 'wrong' side out helps stretch out your floats because they have a larger area to travel.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Megs said...

eh, its a volunteer thing. i wish there was a way to actually get hired!

i was getting ready to start my first fair isle socks and i never would have thought of doing them inside out! excellent idea! i'm always knitting too tight with my color work (not that i've done a whole heck of a lot of it) good to know that the inside-out thing could help a bit

3:30 PM  

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