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10-01-2008, 08:08 PM
What is this?? My pattern says to do this rev st st for one row. I know what st st is which is knit one row purl one row right? Please help

10-01-2008, 08:23 PM
Reverse stockinette stitch is the bumpy (purl) backside of stockinette. So you can either work stockinette as you usually do (and continue your pattern from the backside) or purl one row, knit row, etc.

Here is a an example from the Lion Brand Yarn web site:


10-01-2008, 09:40 PM
but if I am doing st st then it tells me to rev st st for one row what do I do?

10-01-2008, 10:21 PM
Either knit on the purl side, or purl on the knit side.

10-02-2008, 06:51 AM
This St has always confused me:noway:

suzeeq -Either knit on the purl side, or purl on the knit side.

but lion brand says to-As with standard stockinette, if the V's are facing you, you are on the knit side and should knit the row. If the bumps are facing you, you are on the purl side, so purl the row.

So which is right?

10-02-2008, 07:25 AM
Confusing, I agree. But with rv ss the purl side is considered the right side and you knit it and then purl the knit side. Then you are back to knitting the knit and purling the purls. The next sentence in their explanation was to show you which was the right side and wrong side. That made it confusing.