Learning to knit: how to gain loops on the needles


Deciding to do this kind of needlework, like knitting, first of all you will have to master the difficult science of doing the typesetting edge. And for this purpose, study in detail the descriptions telling how to type loops. It turns out that you can even start knitting socks or a sweater by picking up the loops with a hook

Deciding to do this kind of needlework, like knitting, first of all you will have to master the difficult science of doing the typesetting edge. And for this purpose, study in detail the descriptions telling how to type loops. It turns out that you can even start knitting socks or a sweater by picking up the loops with a hook. And, if it is a convenient tool for you, then by connecting the air chain and putting each of its links on the knitting needle, you will get a ready-made typesetting edge. Then it remains only to continue the work, following the description and picture.

But the most common is the method called “long host”. Using it, you will get a beautiful, neatly executed first row, which will be quite elastic, but not subject to stretching, and will protect your product from deformation. For those who are still just mastering knitting, experienced skilled workers recommend practicing how to gain loops, paying particular attention to the force of thread tension. After all, the rigidity (softness), density (freeness) of the typesetting edge determines the appearance of the finished product and the convenience of its everyday wear. During a workout, you can do the necessary work with a single needle, but later on we recommend making a set of loops by folding the two needles together.

So, we start a set of loops on the needles from the fact that we measure the necessary amount of free thread from the main skein. The length of the "tail" is calculated as follows: for each loop you need from 1 to 2.5 cm (depending on the thickness of the needles and yarn), and for a free tip, allowing you to comfortably type the last loops, add another 15-20 cm.

Put the thread around the thumb and index finger of your left hand, holding both ends of it in the palm of your hand. The loose “tail” entangles the thumb, and the one leading to the coil - the index finger. Hook the thread between the thumb and forefinger with the needle (Fig. 1).

Pulling it off with a needle, slip under the yarn at the thumb (fig.2).

Next, hook the thread in front of your index finger (Fig. 3) and pull it through the loop on your thumb (Fig. 4).

When the tension on the thumb formed a loop. Pull it down and put the thread on it again (Fig.5). Make sure that 2 loops resulting from the manipulations do not jump off the needles at this moment.

Figures 6-10 clearly show how to loop the loops further, up to the required number.

If this option of starting a set of loops will seem difficult and difficult for you, then we will give a description and illustration of how to make loops using the “finished first loop” method:

holding the “free end” of the thread, wind it once around the fingers (fig. 11);

remove the loop from the hand (fig. 12);

pry the central thread onto the needle, pull it out and tighten the loop (fig.13).

Next, continue to carry out a set of loops as shown in Figures 6 to 10. We hope that this description will help you easily and without problems to master the science of the implementation of the typesetting edge.