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Old 12-09-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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Re: don't laugh at me:)
Originally Posted by jessica555
HOWEVER the rib stitch left me in the dark! I kept doing the moss stitch , which when you don't want it is VERY VERY WRONG So I just wanted to share my very first real success with the rib stitch. ...now if I can just break the pattern code there will be nothing in my way!
One of first thing I always tell newbies is to learn what the stitches look like. This comes in real handy with ribbing because it's simply knitting the knit stitches and purling the purl stitches as they face you. The backside of a knit stitch is a purl etc.

If you have an even number of stitches this becomes very easy.

K,P,K,P,K,P on the front side is exactly the same on the backside when you turn.

If you choose to do an odd number of stitches like this

K,P,K,P,K on the front side would become P,K,P,K,P on the backside when you turn.

Moss/seed stitch is what you get when you knit the purls etc. ..

Does this help?
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