Here’s my version the U-Wrap stitch:
- Working counterclockwise with loops already on the pegs, place the working yarn in front of the working peg and over the existing loop as if you were making a flat knit stitch.
- With the working yarn still above the loop, make a U-turn around and behind the working peg.
- Lift the bottom loop from the working peg and knit over the u-wrapped working yarn.
- After knitting over, lift the working yarn from behind the peg and bring it to the front between the just knitted peg and the next working peg.
- Repeat steps 1-4 for additional u-wrapped knit stitches.
This is one of several ways to produce a regular knit stitch, or stockinette stitch. As you experiment you will notice that the way you hold the yarn controls the tension of the stitch. If the yarn is held flat across the pegs, the stitch will be very tight. If held in an "L" shape (i.e., the yarn is turned on the peg away from you at a right angle) the stitch will still be tight, but a bit looser than the regular flat knit stitch. In the illustrations above, the yarn is held in the "U" position while completing the knit stitch. This will yield an even looser version of the knit stitch and is good for small fast-paced projects when the tightness of the flat knit stitch is not desired. However, the most consistant way to produce a knit stitch is illustrated by Isela in her knit stitch video, which is the opposite of the method used to produce a purl stitch.
Update (added 11-03-08): Isela has recently made a video illustrating the the U-stitch. You can access it by clicking here.