I see. Ok, I want to practice that. When I get caught up with my projects. lol :)
Hmmm..... even July babies need warmth. That is certainly a judgment call.
yeah, cheesh.. I wish I could speed knit. ha! :)
I wish I could speed knit also.
I guess I posted my question in the wrong place. So here it is in the right place, I hope.
I downloaded a pattern "Hoopskirt Scarf" from KnitPicks. I know what "P2tog" means, but what does "P2tog-b" mean.
Thanks for your help.
That would be purl 2 together through the back loops.
Does anyone know what changes, if any, need to be taken into consideration if one knits using the Eastern European method? In doing short rows or using an American pattern, for example. Thank you.
Larry, this looks like Continental (carrying the yarn in the left hand) and knitting and purling through the back loop. In fact when I first looked at the knit stitch video, I was wondering why the stitches didn't look twisted. Then when I saw the purl stitches were knit through the back loop also, I realized that since both are done through the back loop, that when the knit stitch is twisted while doing the knit stitch, it was untwisted while doing the purl stitch. So you still have a flat V stitch on the right side of the fabric. So I would think if you are knitting an American pattern and doing a stockinette stitch, as long as you are knitting and purling through the back loops, you will be fine. The problem is I don't know what happens when you might be doing other stitches. For example, I'm not sure how you would do a ktbl (knit through back loop) since you are already knitting through the back loop. Interesting. I think I am going to start a discussion over in the Ask the Fairy Godknitters group.
It's fine posting your questions here, but you might get more of a response if you post them in the Ask the Fairy Godknitters group because I think more people check this group. Just a suggestion. Most people that ask questions there start it as a new discussion.
I added the discussion here. Perhaps some others might know more about the Eastern European style of knitting.
Thank you so much for your response. I was also wondering if my stitches were twisted. I didn't think so since they seemed fine.
I will looking into the site you suggested.
Thanks again, Larry
You are more than welcome. We are always looking for new techniques and we love having things from the male perspective. And it is really cool that you picked up the needles again to get your mom interested. My mom taught me as a child. I picked up the needles after she passed away because I didn't want her beautiful Christmas stockings to pass with her. And as soon as I picked it up again, I fell in love with it.