How to type loops correctly

Each beginning knitter wonders, and how correctly to type loops on spokes. In this article we will tell you about how this is done.

A simple set is suitable for all patterns. To create an elastic edge, it is performed on two spokes, the second spoke after the set of loops extends; when using very thick wool, one needle is enough. The thread that is unwound from the coil to set the loops should be about 1.5 - 2 cm long for each loop to be recruited plus 20 cm in addition. When calculating the required length of the thread, it is better to make a stock, and the remaining thread can later be used when stitching the parts of the product. For the correct loop set, you need:
1. Trace the thread from front to back 1 time around the index finger of the left hand. Then from front to back around the thumb.
2. First, pick up the buttonhole on your thumb with the knitting needles.
3. Then grasp the buttonhole with a knitting needle.
4. Pull the loop on the index finger through the loop on the thumb, pull the finger out of the loop, hold it under the thread passing from the front, and tighten the thumb with the thumb.
5. Fasten the loop on the index finger and stretch through the loop on the thumb.
6. Now the first loop is on the knitting needles.
7. Tighten the loop, resulting in a second loop.
8. Retrieve the loop on the thumb.
9. Steps 6 through 8 should be repeated as many times as necessary until the required number of loops is obtained.

Cross-shaped set.
If you want to get a different appearance of the edge of the product or this edge should hold the shape well, we recommend that you cross the set of loops with a double thread. Such a set is also suitable basically when, after the initial series, the "classic" cuff does not follow.
The cruciform set of loops is made using one or according to the thickness of the yarn of two spokes. The primary and secondary threads for the set of loops must be the same length.

For the correct loop set, you need:
1. As usual, traverse the thread around the index and thumbs and perform one initial loop as with a simple set of loops.
2. Now grasp the thumb with an additional thread, pressing the short end of the thread with the little finger.
3. From the outside, pick up the knitting needles with both knitting needles, covering the thumb.
4. Grab the main thread of the index finger loop and stretch through the loop on the thumb, pull out the thumb from the loop.
5. Now, again, grab the thread on your index finger and stretch it through the loop on your thumb. Pull the thumb out of the loop and tighten it
6. Then grab a long finger with the long finger so that the threads from the knotted loop pass from the front of the finger back.
7. Repeat steps 3 to 7, while before the third stage, grasp the thumb with the strands so that both strands from the knotted loop pass behind the finger.

Tip: Take the time to sample samples and practice in the set of loops. At the same time, you will understand how you should adjust the thread tension with your thumb and index finger so that the initial row turns out to be elastic, and its loops lie neatly and equally.

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