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Wrapping a stitch
The questionPosted by Elizabeth on May 31, 1998 at 11:00:47:
Hello! I am knitting a pair of baby socks and have reached the heel; in order to decipher the rather confusing instructions, I turned to the "knitting sock heels" web page by Catherine Wingate. It's been very helpful, but I would really appreciate some help interpreting the following:
"In order to prevent 'holes' [in short-row heel], where you turn mid-row and work back, most knitting references suggest that you anchor the work by wrapping the next unworked stitch before turning and, when you later work that stitch, work the wrap as well"
My question is, how do you "wrap" a stitch"... and then also, how do you work that later (which perhaps will be self-explanatory once I figure out this wrapping business!)
Thanks in advance for any advice!
And the answer...Posted by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer on June 03, 1998 at 11:36:14:
Elizabeth -- here are some step-by-step instructions which I hope will help
Wrapping a stitch when you are on a knit row:
Wrapping a stitch when you are on a purl row:
Hiding yarn wraps at the turning stitch when you are on a knit row: Work to the turning stitch. Insert right needle tip from front to back under yarn wrap, then into stitch on left needle as to knit. Knit the yarn wrap and stitch together.
Hiding yarn wraps at the turning stitch when you are on a purl row: Work to the turning stitch. Insert right needle tip from back to front under yarn wrap, then into stitch on left needle as to purl. Purl the yarn wrap and stitch together.
Note 1: always slip stitches as if to purl
Good luck and happy knitting,
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