Reforming stitches for garter stitch

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I am attempting the pattern Misty Morning from the Jan 2012 issue. I start with waste yarn then a row of nylon cord then the latch tool cast as per instructions. I then do the 2 rows of knit. When I start dropping the stitches to reform them the nylon cord and waste drops off. Should this happen or am I doing something wrong! Also should I leave the end stitches unreformed?
Thanks for any help!

Hi

I hope this will help you with your problem. It sounds a bit complicated but does work and you won’t drop any stitches.

Take your latch tool and push it through a stitch from the first row knitted then move the needle forward and back to release the stitch. By pushing the latch tool down you will be able to ‘un-knit’ the stitch leaving a bar which you can knit up with the latch tool and then replace this new stitch on to the needle. By inserting the latch tool first you control how many rows of stitches are undone.

To form garter stitch you only want to undo one row but the same principle applies if you want to knit up several rows to form a rib. After knitting the required number of rows you just insert the latch tool where you want the stitches to change and run the rows down to the latch tool then pick up the bars to form new stitches.

If you leave the end stitches as they are they will form an edge which is easy to sew up. The edge stitches are more fiddly to reform so it is easier to leave them.

Hope this makes sense try casting on a few stitches to start with – it’s not so frustrating if you do drop a stitch!

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-02-17 00:24:37
Hi

I hope this will help you with your problem. It sounds a bit complicated but does work and you won’t drop any stitches.

Take your latch tool and push it through a stitch from the first row knitted then move the needle forward and back to release the stitch. By pushing the latch tool down you will be able to ‘un-knit’ the stitch leaving a bar which you can knit up with the latch tool and then replace this new stitch on to the needle. By inserting the latch tool first you control how many rows of stitches are undone.

To form garter stitch you only want to undo one row but the same principle applies if you want to knit up several rows to form a rib. After knitting the required number of rows you just insert the latch tool where you want the stitches to change and run the rows down to the latch tool then pick up the bars to form new stitches.

If you leave the end stitches as they are they will form an edge which is easy to sew up. The edge stitches are more fiddly to reform so it is easier to leave them.

Hope this makes sense try casting on a few stitches to start with – it’s not so frustrating if you do drop a stitch!

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-02-17 00:24:37
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