What is the advantage of backwards knitting? Although I like purling, I am fairly inexperienced, so I would like to know what types of projects this would be good for. Thanks in advance.
People use backwards knitting for entrelac patterns. I only found out about it when the monthly KAL was an entrelac pattern – I had never heard about backwards knitting before. It doesn’t look difficult – I’m pretty sure there’s a video here about it. But I don’t mind purling so I did my entrelac pattern without knitting backwards.
I am working on a entrelac pattern, That is how I learned how to backward knit. Amy has a video on it. It sure did make my knitt go faster and I found it to be more fun.:yay:
A few people use it a lot, but most only when doing entrelac and you have only 2-10 sts on each side so you won’t have to flip back and forth. I tried it, but it was just as easy for me to turn.
I use it when knitting Entrelac too but also when I knit a sock… on the heel flap and turn instead of turninging…I just knit backwards…
It’s very handy for entrelac, sock heels, and for knitting on borders for shawls.
It also works well for shortrows. I prefer to just turn and purl but that could be bad technique when I try backwards knitting.