How do you turn a row in knitting?

What does wrap and turn mean in a knitting pattern?

Wrap and turn (sometimes abbreviated as w and t) in knitting involves wrapping stitches with the working yarn, turning the work, and coming back to the wrapped stitches later. The wrap and turn works for anything from sock heels to shaping for accessories like the impressive shawl pictured above.

Why is my first row of knitting so loose?

The first row of knitting is usually loose because your work needs more rows before it tightens. It also usually has something to do with your tension or cast-on method. Remember that it is always best to practice your knitting to get better tension.

How do you read a wrap and turn in knitting?

How to Wrap and Turn

  1. Knit to the point where you will wrap and turn. Bring the yarn to the front between the needles.
  2. Slip the next stitch on the left needle to the right needle, purlwise.
  3. Bring the yarn to the back between the needles.
  4. Slip the stitch from the right needle back to the left.
  5. Turn.
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