UWP and wrap

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Hi Grammy

Sorry to hear you’re having problems. Needles in UWP (upper working position) are brought forward from WP (working position) so that the open latches are level with the sinker posts. When you knit a pattern in two colours it’s the needles in UWP which knit the second colour.

Needles in HP (holding position) are brought forward as far as possible. To increase several stitches bring forward the required number of needles at the same side as the carriage. Now pull a loop of yarn down under these needles and starting at the needle nearest to the knitting wrap the yarn fairly loosely and evenly round each needle. When you’ve wrapped them all give a tug on the yarn behind the tension unit to prevent a loop forming as you knit the stitches. Knit one row carefully and the new stitches should form properly. If you bring these needles to HP for the next few rows the stitches on them will knit off cleanly. You can then hang a weight under them and continue knitting.

Hope this helps. Sue.

Sue P
2010-06-24 09:31:21
Hi Grammy

Sorry to hear you’re having problems. Needles in UWP (upper working position) are brought forward from WP (working position) so that the open latches are level with the sinker posts. When you knit a pattern in two colours it’s the needles in UWP which knit the second colour.

Needles in HP (holding position) are brought forward as far as possible. To increase several stitches bring forward the required number of needles at the same side as the carriage. Now pull a loop of yarn down under these needles and starting at the needle nearest to the knitting wrap the yarn fairly loosely and evenly round each needle. When you’ve wrapped them all give a tug on the yarn behind the tension unit to prevent a loop forming as you knit the stitches. Knit one row carefully and the new stitches should form properly. If you bring these needles to HP for the next few rows the stitches on them will knit off cleanly. You can then hang a weight under them and continue knitting.

Hope this helps. Sue.

Sue P
2010-06-24 09:31:21