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May 16, 2008


Suzanne V. (Yarnhog)

I've knitted backwards when making narrow pieces of stockinette. It's kind of fun to do. I'm not sure I'd want to do it if I didn't have to, but it's a neat technique and gives you a more intimate understanding of how stitches are actually made.


Cool! Thanks for the tutorial.


I can't seem to do it Continental style, but I can follow your tutorial if I throw. Thanks.


As a true lefty knitter, I knit this way all the time! ;)

Karen B.

Thanks for this! I've never really understood what it meant to "knit backwards".


THANK YOU!!! The same thing happens to me when I purl. Just today I was experimenting with ways to change the way I purl to avoid the big gaps, but I couldn't figure it out. I'm going to try this right now!

Rhonda S

I figured this out for myself a little while ago, for doing entrelac -- the constant turning of the project after 8 stitches was making me dizzy! It works great for that, but I'm not sure if I'd ever use it for regular knitting (is it weird that I like to purl?)

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