Tutorial – Knitting Stitches with their wraps

HERE is the original post.

And below is a mini tutorial on picking up wrapped stitches.
I am assuming that like me you pull the yarn firmly but not tightly when wrapping the stiches and knitting the following stitch, so as not to create unnecessary slackness in the yarn.

Here is the stitch ready to be knitted.

0225-01stwithwraps
Stitch with two wraps ready to be knitted

Firstly, you slide the stitch from the left needle onto the right hand needle and from now on keep your eye, and probably your finger, on it to make sure that it stays there.

Right needle in stitch
Right needle in stitch
Stitch on right needle
Stitch on right needle

Now picking up the two wraps with the left needle will be no more difficult that picking up two stitches when doing something like a K2tog. I aim at the centre of the loops.

Wraps on left needle
Wraps on left needle

Once the stitches are cleanly on the left hand needle with no split yarn you can easily slip the right needle through the back of them. Remembering the finger of course!

Right needle through wraps
Right needle through wraps

Now it is safe to remove the left needle, (though I often find with knitting stitches, I can simply insert the left needle through the remaining stitch without removing it.)

Left needle removed
Left needle removed

Lastly you insert the left needle through all three loops in front of the right needle which should be straightforward as they are cleanly and securely on the right needle.

Both needles through all three loops
Both needles through all three loops

(I haven’t done a picture as it would have been too difficult but if there is any uncertainty you can look through the hole below the right needle from the point of that needle.)

Now you can wrap the yarn round the right needle in the normal way

Yarn over needle
Yarn over needle

pull through

0225-09yarnthrough
Yarn pulled through

and complete the stitch.

Completed stitch
Completed stitch

You may notice that I keep the stitches well down the needles whenever possible.

The procedure is essentially the same for purling but I have included a few pictures for completeness.

Purling stitches with their wraps

The stitch ready to be purled.

Stitch to be purled
Stitch to be purled

Slid onto the right needle.

Stitch on right needle
Stitch on right needle

Picking up the wraps with the left.

0225-24wrapsonln
Wraps picked up on left needle

Right needle through the wraps.

Right needle through wraps
Right needle through wraps

Left needle removed and inserted through all three loops behind the right needle.

Both needles through loops
Both needles through loops

Yarn pulled through as usual.

0225-29yarnthrough
Yarn pulled through

Stitch completed.

Stitch completed
Stitch completed

 

Advertisements

I'd love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s