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Old 10-02-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Knit vs purl stitch?

So yesterday I decided to give knitting another go. I tried years ago but failed to get past casting on. I have been knitting all day. Ive got the knit stitch down pat, the purl stitch always confused the heck out of me but I figured ah what the hey, try. So I did. Correct me if im wrong, it has alot to do with tension? The knit stitch can be tighter the purl stitch requires some slack, no? I think im getting it! My knitting it ugly but I think ive got it!


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Old 10-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: Knit vs purl stitch?

Tension on both stitches should really be the same, remember they are just the back sides of each other.

Tension will come with time, expect it to be uneven in the beginning you need to build muscle memory for everything.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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Re: Knit vs purl stitch?

what pp said your tension should remain the same throughout - that's how you make it looks less "ugly" I wrap my feeding yarn around my pinky and then it comes around my pointer finger to keep the tension even.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: Knit vs purl stitch?

It may take a little while to get the hang of how to tension your knitting. You can adjust this by wrapping or not wrapping the yarn around various fingers. Just practice getting the motion of the stitch down first. It will all even out with time. =)

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