When knitting in the round, the right side is always facing you — so you need to understand how this knitting-in-the-round stitch position affects the stitches you make.
Is there a right and wrong side when knitting in the round?
When knitting in the round, you are always working on the “right side” of the fabric. … For instance: if a stitch says “knit on right side, purl on wrong side”, you will now be knitting that stitch every time you come to it.
Which side is wrong side in knitting?
The Right Side vs.
The easiest way to distinguish the sides is to look at a simple swatch in Stockinette Stitch. The flat side with all the V’s on it is the “right” side. The bumpy purl side is the “wrong” side. If your pattern calls for Reverse Stockinette, it’s the opposite.
Is the first row of knitting the right side?
The first row of a knitting pattern is considered the right side, and the second row is considered the wrong side. Since one is an odd number, all of the odd rows are right side facing. The even rows are on the wrong side.
What does ending with a right side row mean?
Ending with a right side row means that you complete a right side row before moving on to the next instruction in your pattern. So, in the next step, the wrong side is facing you (bumpy side).
What does knit 2 together mean?
Knit two together is the most basic method of decreasing stitches. It makes a decrease that slants slightly to the right and is often abbreviated as K2Tog or k2tog in patterns. To “knit two together” is just like making a regular knit stitch, but you work through two stitches instead of just one.
Which side is knit and which side is Purl?
The right side is typically the smooth side, called stockinette or knit. On this side, the stitches look like small Vs. The bumpy side of stockinette stitch fabric is called reverse stockinette or purl.
Why is my knitting backwards?
The biggest cause of this is that a picked up stitch gets put on the needle the wrong way (left leg in front) or you knit through the back of a stitch. The best way to catch this is to look at your knitting often. Every row or two, take the opportunity to look at the fabric and see how the stitches are falling.