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Old 02-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Understanding A Pattern Instuction
I have managed to confuse myself with this part of a pattern.

"work in garter stitch for 4.5"/11.5 cm, ending with WS facing. bind off all sts loosely, knitways."

What I don't understand is am I working the wrong side then ending or am I at the beginning of the wrong side row to start bind off?

Please help so I can finish off the front side of a sweater jacket.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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I hate it when they word it like that. Either use 'ending with WS row' or something else. If you're finishing the piece, it probably doesn't matter all that much.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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I understand those instructions like this: Work the garter stitch rows to the length stated but end the last row on the right side, then turn your work and then bind off knitwise.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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"work in garter stitch for 4.5"/11.5 cm, ending with WS facing. bind off all sts loosely, knitways."
I agree with Daylily. It looks like it means to work a right side row, turn, bind off. As it's worked in garter stitch, unless 1 row more or less matters, use whichever looks better to you on the right side? I think that's what I would do. FWIW
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