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Jan 11, 2017 14:05:35   #
Longtimer (a regular here)
 
gardenpoet wrote:
I was just reading a tutorial on twisted stitch knitting on the Love Knitting blog(http://blog.loveknitting.com/the-tip-jar-twisted-stitches/?blog_page=/twisted-knit-rib-winter-hat/) in which the writer is explains "[one of the] most common ways stitches get twisted by accident is that either the knitter is wrapping his or her yarn in the wrong direction." She states that the correct way to do it is," Your yarn should be going clockwise around the needle, so it would go under on the left and over to the right."

This threw me, as I wrap counter clockwise-- but my stockinette stitches don't look like the example the blogger shows of twisted stitches. So I went back to Very Pink's first "How To Knit" video and she very clearly shows wrapping counter clockwise and even says "wrap counter clockwise."
http://verypink.com/2010/03/13/video-the-knit-stitch/

What the heck? I learned to knit just last April and have been working hard at learning, and want to make sure I am doing it right. Now is the time for me to establish good habits. I'd love to hear from an experienced knitter about this discrepancy. Or did I misunderstand the blogger?
I was just reading a tutorial on twisted stitch kn... (show quote)


I think you are taking her information out of context and trying to apply it to conventional knitting.
The entire article is about twisted knitting and its advantages.
She is telling you how to deliberately twist stitches and then includes information and how you accidentally twist them.
There are books about twisted knitting. It is particularly used in Bavarian folk socks.
Do not try to change your knitting on the basis of this blog. When you want to explore twisted knitting,this is a valuable, well written source. Thanks for posting it.
 
Jan 11, 2017 14:11:43   #
gardenpoet (a regular here)
 
Longtimer wrote:
I think you are taking her information out of context and trying to apply it to conventional knitting.
The entire article is about twisted knitting and its advantages.
She is telling you how to deliberately twist stitches and then includes information and how you accidentally twist them.
There are books about twisted knitting. It is particularly used in Bavarian folk socks.
Do not try to change your knitting on the basis of this blog. When you want to explore twisted knitting,this is a valuable, well written source. Thanks for posting it.
I think you are taking her information out of cont... (show quote)


Ok, thanks!
Jan 11, 2017 14:51:55   #
Evie RM (a regular here)
 
I put my needle into the stitch and then throw the yarn from right to left over the needle, so this would be counter clockwise. I never have twisted stitches.
Jan 11, 2017 17:25:31   #
dragonfly7673
 
gardenpoet wrote:
"under on the left and over to the right" seems to me to be describing clockwise-- sort of the righty-tighty description, which is clockwise.

Initially I thought she may be confused too. Given that so many younger people only learn to read digital clocks, they don't have the sense of clockwise that we (more mature and very much smarter folks!) learned as second nature.

That was gentle sarcasm trying to be humorous, that smarter description. Please don't reply negatively about that.
"under on the left and over to the right"... (show quote)


Actually I think it has to do with how you look at your needle when you are thinking about it. (looking down the needle from base to tip, or up the needle tip to base)
Jan 11, 2017 18:40:13   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
Longtimer wrote:
I think you are taking her information out of context and trying to apply it to conventional knitting.
The entire article is about twisted knitting and its advantages.
She is telling you how to deliberately twist stitches and then includes information and how you accidentally twist them.
There are books about twisted knitting. It is particularly used in Bavarian folk socks.
Do not try to change your knitting on the basis of this blog. When you want to explore twisted knitting,this is a valuable, well written source. Thanks for posting it.
I think you are taking her information out of cont... (show quote)


In the next to the last paragraph she says to correct the problem of twisted stitches by wrapping the yarn clockwise which is going to produce twisted stitches. The context carried from the previous paragraph is how to untwist stitches. The description of how to wrap the yrn reads as a counterclockwise wrap which doesn't orient the leading leg on the back of the needle. I can't be sure what she's trying to say. Twisting stitches deliberately is often useful.

I may have misunderstood what you're saying.
Jan 11, 2017 23:56:16   #
gawatoc
 
Butterfly1943 wrote:
I have always wrapped counter clockwise. Waiting to hear what others have to say.


Me too.
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