What does frogging mean in knitting?
Tink is knit spelled backwards, and it refers to undoing one stitch at a time. My knitting colleagues know that I prefer to frog, meaning I take the knitting off the needles and pull the yarn, undoing rows of stitches at a time. Frogging gets its name from “Rip it, rip it,” which sounds like a frog’s croak.
How do you count the rows of a stocking stitch in knitting?
In order to count your rows in stocking stitch, you just need to count the “V’s” in the column with the right side facing you. As you can see, each V is equivalent to one row. You also need to count the stitch that is currently on the needle as one whole row.
Why does my knitting look bad?
Your knitting looks uneven. Your knitting may look uneven or messy when your yarn tension is inconsistent. Some stitches are loose, and some are tight. The solution to this mistake may not be as direct as the others. You need to improve your yarn tension with practice.
Can you undo knitting?
That’s right – it’s backwards knitting. When tinking, we undo the work stitch by stitch. It’s a safe way to unknit because all your stitches are sitting on a needle at any given moment. There is no risk of dropped stitches or any other accidental unravellings.
If the project is worked from the bottom up, that means you will need to turn it upside down. This is the fun part. Take your scissors and snip the yarn in the marked row one stitch away from the right side of the work. Carefully undo the yarn from the first stitches at the right side of the work.
What does blocking do for knitting?
Blocking is a method of stretching and shaping a finished knitted piece to reach the dimensions suggested in the pattern, to make two pieces that need to match the same size, or to make your stitches look nicer and more even.
Why do I end up with an extra stitch when knitting?
The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. An “accidental yarn over” occurs when you bring your yarn to the front of the work (as opposed to keeping it in the back).