What does wrap and turn mean in a knitting pattern?
Wrap and turn (sometimes abbreviated as w and t) in knitting involves wrapping stitches with the working yarn, turning the work, and coming back to the wrapped stitches later.
What is a turning stitch in knitting?
The wrap and turn short row is used to shape your work without using decreases or increases. It is achieved by stopping in the middle of the row, turning your work, and knitting the other direction. By wrapping the last stitch before you turn, you can keep from a small hole forming when knitting back over the stitch.
Does it matter which way you wrap the yarn when knitting?
The most likely culprit is that you are wrapping your yarn the wrong way around your needle on either the knit side, the purl side, or both. You should always wrap the yarn counterclockwise around your needle.
What is short row shaping in knitting?
In knitting, a short row is a row that is not fully knitted; the work is turned before reaching the end of the row. When working short rows, technique must be employed to prevent holes or gaps where the work is turned. There are several ways to do this.
How do I do a SSK in knitting?
How to Slip Slip Knit ( SSK ) More Neatly
- Slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit.
- Insert left needle tip into the fronts of these 2 slipped stitches.
- Knit the 2 slipped stitches together; 1 stitch decreased. To neaten this decrease on the next round or row, work this stitch through the back loop.
Why do you turn in knitting?
When working short rows, if you simply turn the piece around and knit, then holes form at the turning point. Wrapping the stitches fills in these holes for a smooth appearance.