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Photo tutorial for km1 and pm1

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The Boardwalk Ripple Edged Afghan uses km1 and pm1 stitches. This is a photo tutorial for how to make these stitches.

km1 = knit-make one: Move yarn to back. With left needle pick up thread between last and next stitch inserting front to back. With right needle knit back loop.

pm1 = purl-make one: Move yarn to front. With left needle pick up thread between last and next stitch inserting front to back. With right needle purl back loop.


10 Comments to “Photo tutorial for km1 and pm1”

  1. Thanks for the tutorial – however because I knit the continental way – I still can’t figure it out – especially that the yard is a dark brown. I’ve been knitting for well over 50 years – but this stitch I can’t figure out.
    I make a km1 right and a km1 left.

    • That should be fine. What I was trying to accomplish with the km1 and the pm1 was to have make stitches that either looked like a knit or a purl depending on what kind of stitch column it was beginning.

  2. Dark colors are difficult when trying to see stitches.

    Yellow is a good color for tutorials.

  3. Sometimes when a project is done in a dark color you can highlight and hold the image as you move it to a lighter part of the page. Then you can see what you want. SOMETIMES !!!!

  4. I love to hear someone else knits the Continental way. My aunt taught me to knit back in the 1940’s (she learned from her German grandmother). I often have to do “front” and “back” just the opposite of what directions may say. I still like this German way. It is faster.

  5. I also knit the Continental way. My German mother taught me many years ago. However I’ve just returned to knitting again since I was a child. I’m looking for some pretty patterns (but not too difficult) to tackle and I think I may give this one a go. I wanted to see the tutorial for the KM1 and PM1 but unfortunately it is not working for me. I guess I’ll try figure it out. How many stitches should I work with?

    • I looked around for tutorials for the make stitch for continental style and didn’t have much luck. Maybe if I just explain what these stitches are meant to accomplish, then how to do them continental will make sense.

      Make one is a way to increase a stitch without leaving a hole. In between two stitches, you work with the top yarn segment that is horizontal. You work with it like a prior row stitch. To prevent a hole, it needs to be twisted when worked. It can be worked as a knit or a purl as needed.

      • You teach so well verbally but some need to see it done too! Could you choose a bright color and do it yourself ? You do everything else for us. You’re amazing, MAMA!

  6. Jayruther Hopkins

    For the Train Track Baby Hat … Rnd 2 how many times is the kw4w repeated in the round. Is it 8 times (l on each needle?

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