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Old 07-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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sock pattern confusion
This is actually a felted wine sock, but I don't think that matters. Pattern says cast on 45 stitches on dpns. OK with that. But instructions for rounds 1 and 2 confuse me.

Round 1 (wrong side): knit
Round 2 (right side): purl

I thought I was always knitting on right side in circular knitting so I can't figure out how to get started!

Remainder of pattern (stockinette for body then decreasing at base and finishing like a hat) all make sense to me. I just don't get the beginning.

Please help me out I you can.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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That does seem strange. Can you post a link to the pattern please?
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
That does seem strange. Can you post a link to the pattern please?
Here's the link. I see now it's 42 CO stitches, not 45. I ws planning on CO to 4 dpns instead of 3 just because I think it's easier.

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/fr...beginners4.htm
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I think they could have left off the wrong side/right side notation. It doesn't make sense.

I would just purl the second round.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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I think they could have left off the wrong side/right side notation. It doesn't make sense.

I would just purl the second round.
Yeah, I think I'll ignore their notations and just knit round 1, purl round 2, etc.

Thanks for taking a look at it for me. I'm still a newbie knitter and a lot of patterns out there confuse me...
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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I can't improve on the advice above. The pattern looks like they sort of converted a flat knit to knit in the round but didn't quite get it right. Have fun knitting your wine sock and don't let one poorly written pattern put you off.
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Just be aware--so you don't undo your perfectly good knitting, thinking you made an error--that using the knit stitch on every round on DPNs or via any circular method will yield stockinette stitch ("stocking stitch," to those more familiar with British knitting terms).

If you want garter stitch on circs, use alternating rounds of knit st and purl st. Stitch markers will help you keep your place.
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