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09-22-2008, 08:08 PM
I have been teaching myself to knit, I have a big problem. in ribbing am doing the knit 2 purl 2. ok the question is do when i reach the end can i end on any stitch and how do i start the next row?
09-22-2008, 08:39 PM
I think that when you start the next row, you have to knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches. If you don't know which is which, look at the videos on the home page of knitting help. She explains that the knit stitch looks like someone has a scarf wrapped around them and the purl stitches looks like someone with a noose around their neck.
Someone more experienced, please confirm or deny the first of my answer please.
09-22-2008, 08:49 PM
Depending on how many stitches you have cast on you will either end by knitting two or purling two; so if you have cast on 20 stitches you will end with two purl stitches 22 two knit stitches and so on. If you ended on two purls then you will begin the reverse side with two knit stitches and vice versa. Look at your knitting and it will tell you what to do, knit stitches look like "V"s and purl stitches "-"s, knit (purl) what you see.
Here are a few good illustrations:
Ps. Kacyann you might also want to post or move your query to the "How to Section" of the group where more people can respond to your question properly.
09-22-2008, 09:26 PM
Tks u all
09-22-2008, 10:50 PM
you have to knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
As they look on the row you're about to start, not the row you just finished.
09-23-2008, 08:09 PM
here is a video
09-23-2008, 10:11 PM
I too am working on a ribbed piece, my pattern says to work in the K1P1 ribbing for 2 and 1/2 inches. When that is done I am to end on a wrong side row and then continue with the pattern. Which side is the wrong side, they look exactly the same?
09-23-2008, 10:38 PM
For reversible st patterns, you decide which looks better as the RS. So you knit for as long as it says and the next row would be the RS row.
09-23-2008, 10:43 PM
oh i get it!
thanks for all you help