Saturday, June 17, 2006
A question about circulars
When using straight needles, the yarn tail hangs on my left needle before I begin a row. But when you're knitting on circulars, and it's time to join the ends, the yarn tail (the working yarn) should be on the right needle. That way, when you insert the needle into the stitch on your left needle, you actually join the ends together. Make sure you don't twist the stitches.
When knitting the buttonhole bag, you knit the bottom piece first and then pick up stitches around the edges. So it might not matter which side the tail is on. But if you're starting a sweater, hat, sock, etc, it will matter.
Sometimes my join seems kind of loose and stretchy. Try to keep it tight but don't force it. I usually just tighten it up when I weave in the tail.
Hope this helps.
Kara - thanks for the tip on twisting.
I am now yearning for AddiTurbos??? LOL - now if I can just figure out how to kfb I should be fine. Promise to post this bag if I get the hang of it.
She recently had a long post about lefthanded knitting that might be helpful to you.
On the bag - knits up sooo fast!