Common questions

What is W knitting?

What is W knitting?

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. The wrap and turn works for anything from sock heels to shaping for accessories like the impressive shawl pictured above.

Why is it called Kitchener Stitch?

During the First World War it is said that Herbert Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, prompted the invention of a special graft for socks to prevent chafing. It came to be known as ‘the Kitchener Stitch’.

How do you make a second yarn over in knitting?

Make second yarn over. So, if we use this row 5 example – make two yarn overs, knit two stitches together, make two yarn overs (again) and knit two stitches. This is how it will look. Now let’s turn our work and on to row 6 – k3, p1, k2, p1 …

How do you knit a single knit stitch with two loops?

k1-wrapping yarn twice creates a single knit stitch with two loops. This can then be used as part of a decorative stitch pattern. This stitch is similar to a double yarn over. However rather than increasing, you are keeping your stitch count the same. Wrap yarn twice around needle loosely, pulling through 2 loops when creating stitch.

What does it mean to wrap 3 times before knitting?

Here’s what it looks like to wrap 3 times before knitting the stitch. Then the next stitch is wrapped twice, like so. Then the third stitch is a straight knit. The fourth stitch is a double wrap, and the 5th is a triple wrap.

How do you knit wrawrapped stitches?

Wrapped Stitches Pattern. Cast on a multiple of 6 plus 1 (for symmetry) stitches, and then 4 more so you have 2 edge stitches on each side. These 2 pairs of edge stitches stabilize the pattern so the edges don’t pucker or flare. Knit 6 rows in stockinette stitch.