What does knit one through the back loop mean?
When knitting through the back of the loop, you’re changing the direction from which the needle enters the stitch. By knitting through the back of the loop (abbreviated ktbl), you deliberately twist the stitch and create a different effect. Stitch patterns that use twisted stitches have an etched, linear quality.
Why do you knit through back loop?
Chances are, if you keep on knitting, eventually you’ll run across ktbl (knit through back loop). This is twisted knit stitch that produces a tighter stitch and is usually used for decorative purposes.
How do you knit yarn over needle?
To make a yarn over, you simply bring the knitting yarn (the “over” strand) over the needle between two existing stitches on one row, and then work that strand as a stitch when you work your way back to it in the next row.
Is SSK the same as K2tog TBL?
K2tog-tbl does not produce the same result as SSK: with k2tog-tbl the stitches get twisted (they don’t in the SSK). The two stitches do look different. It’s more noticeable in some fabrics than others, and as long as you’re consistent it’s not a bad substitute.
What is the difference between magic loop and circular needles?
Magic Loop is a technique for working in the round that avoids the use of double pointed needles. Using longer-than-usual circular needles, you can knit projects even with very small circumferences, like wee little socks, crowns of hats, cuffs of sleeves… the list goes on!
Can you use circular needles instead of magic loop?
Important tip: First of all, make very sure that you actually need to knit using magic loop. If your project has a sufficiently large circumference (say a sweater or a cowl), you can knit in the round with a circular needle of a similar length without ever needing to pull out the cable.
How do you knit two together through the back loop?
How to knit k2togtbl
- Start with the yarn behind your work.
- Insert the right knitting needle through the back of first TWO stitches on the left knitting needle from right to left.
- Wrap the yarn around the tip of the right knitting needle.
- Pull the yarn through both stitches.
How to knit through the back loop?
How to Knit Through the Back Loop. To knit through the back loop, you form the stitch in exactly the same way, but on the loop at the back of the needle instead of the loop at the front of the needle.
How to knit with a double strand of yarn?
Keep in mind that while you are knitting with a double strand, you may be more inclined to knit more tightly than with one strand of bulky yarn. Make sure you use the same type of needle that you are planning to use as well. The tension while using a nickel-plated circular needle will be much different from a wooden, bamboo, or acrylic needles.
How do I Knit with bulky yarn?
There are lots of different plies of bulky yarn, so doing a swatch becomes a very important step before beginning your project. Keep in mind that while you are knitting with a double strand, you may be more inclined to knit more tightly than with one strand of bulky yarn.
How do you form the knit stitch in knitting?
In standard knitting most of the time you form the knit stitch by putting your needle through the front loop on the needle.