One of the most common problems new knitters have is that their knitting doesn’t stay the same width as they work because they are inadvertently either adding or subtracting stitches as they go. This can result in unintentional holes appearing in their knitting pattern, which no one wants.
How do you wrap and turn in ribbing?
How to Wrap and Turn
- Knit to the point where you will wrap and turn. Bring the yarn to the front between the needles.
- Slip the next stitch on the left needle to the right needle, purlwise.
- Bring the yarn to the back between the needles.
- Slip the stitch from the right needle back to the left.
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. The wrap and turn works for anything from sock heels to shaping for accessories like the impressive shawl pictured above.