How does stockinette stitch work?

How do you get stockinette stitch to lay flat?

Flat stockinette

If you knit the stockinette stitch back and forth, flat, you have to do one row of knit stitches. And then one row of purl stitches. These two rows are then repeated until the desired length. The stockinette worked flat will curl at all four edges.

Why does my stockinette stitch look wrong?

The most likely culprit is that you are wrapping your yarn the wrong way around your needle on either the knit side, the purl side, or both. … This can result in this row of stitches being twisted, because when you wrap the yarn the wrong way the stitch becomes mounted on the needle incorrectly.

What does rounds of stockinette mean?

Knitting stockinette stitch flat (with straight or double-pointed needles) means that you can knit and purl, alternating every row. This technique, however, is different when knitting in the round in joined needles. When knitting with circular needles, continuously knit round after round.

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