What does it mean in knitting to turn?

To turn, you literally stop in the middle of the row, turn your needles and start knitting in the opposite direction. This leaves a gap in the stitches. When turning sock heels, you will knit the stitch before the gap and the one after it together, eliminating any hole in the finished piece.

What does turn mean when knitting in the round?

The term “turn” in knitting refers to turning your piece of work, or knitting piece of fabric, so that you can work on the other side. This is how you would work on straight knitting needles. Work the stitches on your left needle, onto your right needles, then “turn” the work to begin your next row.

What does it mean to turn your work knitting?

After you have cast on all your stitches (or finished a row) in a flat knitting project, your pattern will ask you to “turn your work.” This instruction is asking you to flip your needle over so that you can prepare to work the next row.

Do you turn your work when knitting in the round?

Unlike flat knitting, where you are knitting a row then turning your work, you work circular knitting in rounds. You do not turn your work. You work each row of the pattern in circular rounds on circular needles. Let’s talk a little bit about circular knitting needles.

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What does turn and cast on mean in knitting?

`Turn’ is the same as turning your needle after you’ve finished a row. So when you finish that row, instead of beginning the next, cast on 20 sts using a knit or cable cast on.

What does it mean to turn and knit back?

You’re doing short rows, so after your K10, you’ll have 2 sts left on the needle (if I counted correctly). Forget about those 2 sts, and turn as though you’ve finished the row and work in the other direction, leaving them on the needle, unworked.

How do you knit without leaving a hole in it?

It’s an easy way to pull the rows together without leaving a hole. To work a wrap & turn (often abbreviated “w&t”), simply knit (or purl) to the specified stitch, slip the stitch to your working needle bring the yarn forward if you’re knitting/back if you’re purling, and slip the same stitch back to the left needle.

What does heel mean in knitting?

Turning the heel involves the use of short rows to shape the “cup” at the bottom of the heel. Short rows are rows where you only work part of the stitches in the row, leaving some stitches to be worked later. Knit across a prescribed number of stitches—usually a little more than half of the stitches.

What does turn mean in knitting booties?

turn means to work back and forth like it was flat knitting. you would knit the 19 sts and have them on one needle and using a second needle knit the next 11 stitches.

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