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02-19-2011, 03:24 PM
Hi- I am new to knitting and I do not understand what this pattern is telling me to do. It says to work in half linen st for 1 inch ending with a ws row. Next row(RS)K18,place marker,work in half linen st over center 30sts,pm,K18.. theres more to thepattern but the part I don't understand is where it says to work in half linenst over center 30sts What do I do here? Thankyou for any help:)

02-19-2011, 03:36 PM
Just work in the pattern stitch over the middle 30 sts. Leave the first and last 18 sts on holders or the ends of your needles.

02-19-2011, 05:05 PM
Hi- I am still having trouble understanding. I assume that the half linen st is as follows row 1 and 3 (RS)knit, row2 (WS)*K1 sl 1;rep from*to last 2 sts.K2. row 4 K2*sl 1, K1;rep from* to end. then it says to repeat rows 1-4 for patt. Sow how would I do that for only 30 sts. Thanks again for any help:)

02-19-2011, 05:27 PM
Since you won't be knitting the first or last 18 sts, you start the center sts with what would be the 19th st of the pattern. Rows 1 and 3 are just knit, and since they want you to k18, then you'd probably be starting this section with one of those rows. So you just knit the 30 sts, then turn and begin row 2 or 4 with either k1 if you're on row 2, or sl1 if it's row 4. You need to keep the sts the same as if you'd done the other 18 on both sides. While you knit the 1 inch of the stitch, pay attention to how they look so you can keep them going in the pattern.

02-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Hi- That makes sense, thank you so much!!