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Old 08-29-2011, 12:20 AM   #1
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start knit or purl in stockingette
I'm knitting a pattern for fingerless gloves. My instructions said to knit the first row (k19, m1, k3, m1, k15), and then says "work 3 rows in st st". I was doing st st, then did the first row to shape thumb, and now my work is on the wrong side (that doesn't have the v shape in it). Normally when I'm on this side I do a purl row, but I thought st st always started with a knit row.

So my question is, are my next 3 rows knit purl knit, or purl knit purl.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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I assume then that you're knitting them flat? Do whatever works to get the pattern to work out. Personally I'd start with a knit row and just do one extra row if necessary. I find purling the first row can make the edge loose, but maybe that's just me. One extra row won't make any difference. Just do the same thing on both gloves.

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Old 08-29-2011, 05:17 AM   #3
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You did the first row in knit, so the next 3 rows in stockinette would be purl, knit, purl.
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The 'first' row was actually the one you just did with the increases.
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