View Full Version : Help! Which side stockinette stitch
01-15-2008, 08:00 PM
I am making my first scarf. The pattern is 10 rows garter 10 rows stockinette. Well I had to frog :frog: some of it and now dont know which side to start my knit row to start the stockinette block. Do I do the knit row on the right side of my scarf or on the wrong side. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you! :wall:
01-15-2008, 08:12 PM
To do a stockinette stitch you'll knit on the side where the 'v' is. The side that looks like it has nothing but bumps is the purl side.
01-15-2008, 08:41 PM
So the back side of my scarf is the one with just the bumps and that is the side to be worked now so to start my block I need to purl? So that I will get the flat v's on the front of my fabric? I thought you always had to start with an extra knit row?
01-15-2008, 08:57 PM
The back of a knit is a purl; the back of a purl is a knit. When the knit V side is facing you, and you're working stockinette, you knit. When the bumpy purl side is facing you, you purl it.