knitting backwards (a video!)

Hello! As I've been knitting away on Sparrow with my Rowan Fine Art, I thought it might be fun to share how I've been getting all of that garter stitch accomplished in the round. You can't see it here, but the rest of this sock is almost completely garter stitch. Sometimes, instead of doing all of that purling, I like to knit backwards. (Backwards!)

Knit backwards, you say? If you've never tried it, it's not hard to do – just different. Knitting backwards eliminates the need to purl when doing stockinette on two needles or when knitting garter stitch in the round. (Yes! Crazy, I know.) Take a look at the video above, laugh at my awkwardness and give it a try. Your friends will be so impressed.


  1. OH MY! How have I never heard of this! You make it look so easy, I must try. And I must disagree with you, you are not in the tiniest bit awkward, adorable instead!

  2. So cool! I've never seen purling done this way...can't wait to try it!

  3. Ahh this is so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing, Jen! Woo!

    I love how you matched your kitchen, too! :)

  4. Graet demo! Will have to give it a try, but shall modify since I knit left-handed and throw my stitches rather than pick.


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