After you have cast on all your stitches (or finished a row) in a flat knitting project, your pattern will ask you to “turn your work.” This instruction is asking you to flip your needle over so that you can prepare to work the next row.
Why do you turn in knitting?
A turn is just that . . . turn your work and proceed. It can be used to leave an intentional gap (i.e. alternative method of creating eyelets). May be paired with a decrease stitch to close the gap and create depth and curve (example: building a crescent shawl shape, turning the heel on a sock).
How do you turn work around?
To turn crochet work around so that you can start a new row of stitches, keep the last loop on your crochet hook and simply take the completed work, which should be positioned under your hook hand, and turn it toward you until the work is positioned under your yarn hand.
How do you turn your work when knitting in the round?
Unlike flat knitting, where you are knitting a row then turning your work, you work circular knitting in rounds. You do not turn your work. You work each row of the pattern in circular rounds on circular needles.
Why do you wrap and turn in knitting?
Basically, a Short Row is just that: a row that you don’t knit to the end of the needle. There are lots of ways to turn your work partway through a row, but our favorite is called a Wrap + Turn (wrp-t). This simple method prevents holes along the Short Rows and works well with many different stitch patterns.
How do you knit in the middle of a row?
When you get to the point where it tells you to turn your work, slip the next stitch purlwise onto your right needle, bring the yarn forward between the two needles, return the slipped stitch to the left needle, and then turn your piece to work in the other direction.
Does it matter which way you turn your work in crochet?
It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.
Can I use circular needles instead of double pointed?
And the answer to this question is: Yes! Of course it’s possible! As long as you are knitting a small project on the round, you can absolutely replace a set of 5 dpns with circular needles and you can also do magic loop, if that’s your thing…