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Old 09-08-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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I'm starting a baby sweater from a book of patterns that belonged to my Grandmother. W1.fwd is the verbage. I don't know what it means and it is not listed in the abbrevation list. Can someone help please?
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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can you type out the whole line?

Could mean "with one forward" so mean 1 Yarn Over.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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K14, W1.fwd, K1, W1.fwd, K11, W1.fwd, K1, W1,fwd, K20 etc
I never saw this before, I thought perhaps just yarn forward and continue to make a space, but thought I should check before.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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The W1.fwd made me think I should add the stitch as an easy cast on stitch. The W meaning work.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:34 PM   #5
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I would contact www.ivarose.com. She specializes in selling old knitting books and would probably know. Is there a photo of the pattern? If so, and it looks like bands of lace or open work, then the Yarn Over explanation sounds right-- as in Wind One Forward, which is like the British version of Yarn Over, which is Wind Yarn Forward.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #6
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It is the British verbage for yarn over. Thanks all
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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That's an L not a 1 - in some typestyles and older typewriters they look the same. So that would be 'wool forward' or yarn forward which is the same as a yarnover.
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