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Old 07-10-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hello there, I am knitting a dog sweater and it says to work stitches as established across row. Does that mean if the last stitch is a purl on row 4 do I purl on row 5 at the same spot?

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Old 07-10-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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Usually this means to continue whatever pattern sts the previous rows have given you, commonly to knit the sts that look like V's and purl the sts that look like bumps or loops. So in the cass where the last st of row 4 is a purl, the first st of row 5 would be a knit.
But this is not always the case. What are the last few rows of your pattern before the instructions to continue in pattern as established?
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
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It means to keep working the patterns that are set up. It can mean different things depending on what your pattern is doing. It could mean to keep working in St st if it is St st you are doing. It could mean to keep working cables where they are placed, it just depends on what they have started you doing, whatever it is, you keep doing it so you get the right look you want on the outside of the fabric.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help! This is what the pattern says.
Row 1 Purl
Row 2 Sl 1 knit across
Row 3 Sl 1 st, knit across
Row 4 Sl 1 p1 k1 *p4, k1, p2, k1* repeat across to last 7 sts end p4, k1, p1, k1
Row Sl 1 work sts as established across row and end k1
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #5
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You would slip the first st on row5 and then k1,p1,k4 and continue knitting the sts that look like Vs and purling the sts that look like bumps or loops on the left hand needle for the remainder of the row, ending with a k1.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:02 PM   #6
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I thought so but what is really confusing is Row 6 you Sl 1 k1 p1 and that would not run in the same pattern, you would be doing the opposite of the row before.
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Could you give us the name of the pattern so we could try to find a picture of what you are making? Does it have cables? The groups of K4 across the row on one side (p4 on the other side) make me think of a cable set up. If they are doing cables and row 4 is a wrong side row there is probably a mistake in row 6 because you would want to keep everything lined up as it had been going.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:09 PM   #8
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Hello Merigold,

The name of the book is called Doggie Knits by Corinne Niessner. Let me know if you don't find if and if not I will email more of the directions. And yes there are cables coming up in row 7.
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I don't have that book. The name of the particular pattern might help us to find a picture of the finished doggie sweater on Ravelry or somewhere.

I'd be happy to look at a few rows and see if I see an error or anything. I will not be able to get to it right away though because I'm involved in Vacation Bible School at my church every morning this week (in fact I need to get off this computer and finish my notes on what I'm going to say tomorrow ). If you put a few rows here maybe someone will get to your question before I can get to it.
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There are pictures of the sweaters from Doggie Knits by Corinne Niessner on Ravelry. Which one are you making?
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