View Full Version : St st, Reverse st st question

05-31-2007, 10:32 AM
I saw this pattern and thought I might try it but I'm confused with the following:

With circular needle, cast on 168 sts (http://www.berroco.com/glossary.html#sts). Do not join. * Work 8 rows St st (http://www.berroco.com/glossary.html#stst), then work 8 rows Reverse St st. Rep from * for Pat St until a total of 168 rows have been completed, end on WS (http://www.berroco.com/glossary.html#ws). Bind off.

So if you do 8 rows st st, how do you switch to reverse? I'm just not "seeing it" and it's driving me crazy!:hair:

I'm sure the answer is really easy and I'm going to feel foolish but there you have it!

Thanks for the help!:muah:

05-31-2007, 10:39 AM
Rev St St is the other side of St st. Since you're knitting in the round, you'll knit 8 rows, then purl 8 rows.


05-31-2007, 11:27 AM
Hmmm... since it's knit flat, I would think when you switched you would have 2 purl rows together, then 2 knit. Wouldn't that sort of make a "ditch" and a "bump?" :shrug:

05-31-2007, 12:43 PM
I kind of like the idea of it being a joined piece so that all I would have to worry about is knitting for 8 rows and then purling for 8 rows.

Here's the link to the pattern. Would it work if I just joined at the beginning?


OK, so now I looked again at the pattern and they've got you making a gusset, which I assume will be sewn into the sides hence the not joining.

Hmmmmmm, could I just skip the gusset part and just knit a big ol' long strap and then attach it?

If I do that, I can just decrease for the bottom, right?

What drew me to this bag, I think, was the fact that it looked soooo big and I love that!

I feel like I'm talking to myself :rollingeyes: but it's the only way I can "think it through."
Thanks for your help!:muah:

05-31-2007, 01:39 PM
Whoops, I missed the part about it being flat, and since it's knit from side to side and the st st/rev st st ribs go up and down, you wouldn't be able to knit in the round, sorry. So the rows would be kpkpkpkp, then pkpkpkpk and alternate them. You might want to thread some contrasting yarn or put a safety pin on the knit side of the first st st section so you won't get lost. (I do sometimes and I've got a lot of experience.) The gusset is also the strap, but you could just knit the strap and seam it together without the gusset part.


05-31-2007, 05:19 PM
Ooooooooooooooooh, noooooooooooooooooooooow I seeeeeeeeeeee..................

It would be so much easier if a "knittinghelp.com guru" could just jump through my screen at the click of the mouse whenever I needed a visual.

Thanks for your help and patience. I feel better now.:knitting: