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Old 06-06-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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I have been knitting a little while both right and left handed and I have a stupid question. What does the little * mean when it is on a pattern? I really only knit 2 things dish cloths and afghans and I know it isn't on my dish cloth directions but I have seen it on different patters
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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Not a stupid question. An * indicates that the following stitches will be repeated either a given number of times, till you reach the end of the row, or a certain number of stitches remain.

K1, p2 *k2, p2 repeat from * to last stitch, k1

would give you ribbing with an edge stitch at each end.

Sometimes there will be an * at each end of a set of stitches and they will be repeated as instructed. ( ) and [ ] are used similarly.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Not a stupid question. An * indicates that the following stitches will be repeated either a given number of times, till you reach the end of the row, or a certain number of stitches remain.

K1, p2 *k2, p2 repeat from * to last stitch, k1

would give you ribbing with an edge stitch at each end.

Sometimes there will be an * at each end of a set of stitches and they will be repeated as instructed. ( ) and [ ] are used similarly.
so then it would be K1,P2, K2,P2,k2 till you get to the last 1 stitch?
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:36 AM   #5
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see I learned another new thing today
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Be careful! Learning new things can be habit forming! After that you can find yourself wanting to help others solve the mysteries you've unraveled.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #7
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And who knows, one of these days you might decide you have to make something other than a dish cloth or an afghan (like maybe a hat, for example, cuz your noggin's gettin' cold). Trust me: Knowing such things can come in handy!
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I might do that I was looking at hat and scarf patterns
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