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gcp 11-19-2013 01:32 PM

Pattern Reversal
Hi -

I am knitting a cardigan sweater - working on the Front. Directions are given for the Left -- and for the Right - it says to reverse what was done for the left.

The original first row: RS Yo and cont pat, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1

So for the Right Side: RS k1, k2tog, cont pat yo

Is this correct? If so - how do I do a yo at the end of a row-

Many thanks for your assistance -
Much appreciated

Gretchen :knitting:

Jan in CA 11-19-2013 02:47 PM

Sounds right to me. A YO is the same wherever it's done.

gcp 11-19-2013 04:28 PM

I am sorry but I do not understand how to do a yo at the end of a row. I know this is likely obvious but I am confused. Any thoughts would be so appreciated

Jan in CA 11-19-2013 05:25 PM

Just bring the yarn forward and over the top of the needle to knit. The first stitch.

Ingrid 11-19-2013 05:29 PM

Yeah, the yo will be created when you work the first stitch of the next row by having the yarn in the front when you knit the first stitch.

salmonmac 11-19-2013 06:42 PM

You might try a ssk in place of the k2tog when you reverse the shaping so that the sts slant in different directions on each side.

gcp 11-19-2013 08:25 PM

thank you to all!

gcp 12-06-2013 11:34 PM

My quest continues....

Left front shaping: (RS) yo, pattern, k2tog, k1; (WS) s1, purl

Now I am supposed to reverse this for the right front shaping.

(RS). K1, ssk, pattern, yo
(WS): purl, sl1

If I do it this way I'm s1 and then turning the work around to k1, ssk

Is this correct? I'm so confused ... Any thoughts???

Thank you so so much!!!

salmonmac 12-07-2013 04:54 AM

Yes, that's correct. The shaping (ssk) is at the beginning of the row. For the WS rows, the slip stitch is at the end of the row.

gcp 12-07-2013 08:50 AM

Is another way to do this to switch the RS an WS

Go the decrease on the purl side and the S1 on the pattern side. Doesn't this effectively reverse the shaping?


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