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alecat 07-29-2007 11:21 AM

K the K, P the P as they face you...???
 
what does K the K and P the P as they face you mean?

I'm a novice knitter. I've knitted scarves and dishcloths but am now moving on to a baby blanket. the instruction above have me symied!

Do I Knit what I Knit the previous row or do I Knit what I Purled the previous row?

I'd appreciate any help you can give me. I don't find anything in the books I have about the "as they face you" part.

Riss 07-29-2007 11:57 AM

I was *so* confused by this too... and here is how i figured it out.

When you do a knit stitch, it puts a little purl on the back. When you do a purl stitch, it puts the purl on the front.

So... when you turn it around, the stitch you *just* knitted, become a purl, which you then purl into to keep the bumps on the same side.

Does that make sense?

alecat 07-29-2007 12:09 PM

I think so... let me go try it.

Thank you.

Jan in CA 07-29-2007 12:47 PM

What Riss said is correct. Learn what the stitches look like and it'll help you tremendously. ;)

MerigoldinWA 07-29-2007 05:22 PM

What Riss said is correct, but I thought I might add something. Sometimes it is called knitting what "presents" (not the gift kind of present, the other one :lol: ). You work the stitch as what it looks like. If it is the flat side of the work, right under the needle as it is facing you, you are looking at a stitch that is a knit, so you knit it. If the little bump part is right below the needle, it is a purl, so you purl it. :out: Merigold

psquidy 07-30-2007 09:13 AM

If you are unsure of what the stitch is i have a little trick. It was once explained to me that if the stitch on the needle looks like it's wearing a scarf-it's a knit stitch and if it looks like it's wearing a noose then it's a purl:) Everyone is right, you have to be able to tell what the stitch is and then you just repeat the same stitch.

alecat 07-30-2007 08:18 PM

Thank you all for your help. By George, I think I've got it now!

Riss 07-31-2007 12:51 AM

Hurray!

You're welcome :D


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