Knitting In Reverse

To avoid constant turning of the work, you can knit and purl from the same side. To purl from the knit side: With RS facing and yarn in back, insert left needle into first st on right needle from front to back, wrap yarn over top of needle and then around to back, and pull loop through. Or, simply hold work with WS facing, insert needle as if to purl and wrap yarn around, turn work so RS faces, noting where and how the needle and yarn are positioned, and continue to purl from the knit side. To knit from the purl side: With WS facing and yarn in front, insert left needle into first st on right needle from back to front, wrap yarn under bottom of needle and then around to front, and pull loop through. Or, simply hold work with RS facing, insert needle as if to knit and wrap yarn around, turn work so WS faces, noting where and how the needle and yarn are positioned, and continue to knit from the purl side.

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About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!

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