Knit Perfect

  • Hairy yarns are sometimes difficult to unravel, the hairs become tangled into several stitches. Use a pair of sharp scissors to carefully cut the tangled hairs. Be careful not to cut the yarn completely. If the yarn is too damaged to re-use, cut it off and rejoin new yarn at the beginning of the row.
  • If you snag a stitch in your knitted piece, a loop of yarn is pulled out drawing up several stitches tightly. Using a tapestry needle, ease the extra yarn back through the distorted stitches, one by one, starting with the stitch closest to the snag and yarn loop.

Slipping stitches from one needle to another is part of many of the techniques already described and it is important to slip them correctly.

To slip a stitch, you pass it from one needle to the other without working into it. In the instructions you will usually be told how to slip the stitch, knitwise (kwise) or purlwise (pwise).To slip knitwise (si I kwise), insert the right-hand needle as if to knit and pull the stitch off the left-hand needle.This will twist the stitch as if you have worked it.To slip purlwise (si I pwise), insert the right-

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