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  • Paul Kimball

    I have the addi express, how can I knit one row and purl one row after the other so to make a panel that doesnt curl

    • Yay for Yarn

      Hello! Thank you for your question. Because the Addi always knits into stitches from the right side, it always makes stockinette stitch fabric. If you knit one row and purl the next, knit one row and purl the next, etc, you will create garter stitch. This does not curl, but making a purl stitch requires hand-manipulating the stitch. It is possible to manipulate all the stitches in the row, but it is more time-consuming than regular stockinette. I don’t have a video on how to do that yet, but I will add that to my list of possible future videos. Ribbing (which alternates knit and purl columns instead of knit and purl rows) does not curl, and is a bit easier to do. Here is a video on how to work ribbing on the Addi Knitting Machine. You can also substitute a tube instead of a panel in your project. You would knit a tube, but lay it flat and treat it like a flat panel. It is like a double-sided flat panel, and looks just as good from the wrong side as it does from the right side. Here is a video on making a flat scarf from a tube, and here is a video on seaming flat tubes together to create a wider flat tube. Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any more questions!

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