You put down your knitting in the middle of a row, and then… how can you tell which way you were going? Has this ever happened to you?
No worries! I’m here to help. I’ll show you how to pick up your knitting and keep going without confusion!
For today’s blog post, I’m assuming you knit right-to-left (the way most right-handed and some left-handed knitters knit). If you knit the other way… then reverse the right/left instructions!
Check your yarn (left/right)
When you pick up your work, look at where the piece is attached to the yarn.
You want the yarn to be attached to the right needle:
See how the yarn is coming out of the last stitch on the right needle? That’s what you want!
If the yarn coming out of a stitch on the left needle… just turn your work around!
Putting your yarn in its place (front/back)
You know that your yarn should be in the back for knitting and the front for purling… but what were you doing?
Have a look at the last stitch on the right needle. You want there to just be one piece of yarn in that stitch:
Here, I was knitting, and holding the yarn in the back is the right way to go.
Does it look like you have two yarns in your stitch? Check this out:
This means that you are holding the yarn on the wrong side of the needles. Just move it to the other side!
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