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Old 10-20-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I have a sweater pattern that starts with knit 5 rows and then it says st st next 3 rows. "Do I knit purl knit the next 3 rows or do I purl knit purl

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
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You knit, knit, knit, knit, knit 5 rows just like it says.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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Knit 5 rows, then purl knit purl. Maybe. What's after the 3 rows in stockinette?
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #4
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The next row is an eyelet row
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #5
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What it says exactly is K5 rows (= 3 garter st. ridges). Then work 3 rows st st.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:48 PM   #6
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Thanks. So if you knit 5 rows, the next row is the 6th, and normally that would be a WS row, so you purl it, knit the next and purl the one after. Then you're set up to do the eyelets on the RS row.
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If you do 5 rows of knit and then p, k, p the next 3 rows, you'll only have 2 garter ridges. If you do 5 knit rows follwed by k, p, k, you'll have 3 garter ridges, but the st st will actually be reverse st st.
Take a look at the picture and see if you can tell whether it looks like stockinette st or reverse st st between the garter ridges and the eyelet row.
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Ahhh, you're right. So maybe she should do 6 rows of garter, then I'm not sure how to proceed.....

Debbie, could you tell us the pattern, or link to it or a picture of it? Then maybe we could figure this out.
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I can't give you a link because the pattern is in a book I have.
After the eyelet row it says work 3 rows st st plus 3 rows reversed st st plus 1 row st st, last row being the wrong side.
After this it goes into a pattern. Does this help anymore.

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OK, here are at least two possiblities: If you do 5 knit rows follwed by k, p, k, you'll have 3 garter ridges, and the st st will actually be reverse st st. Then you have the eyelet, 3 rows st st, 3 rows rev st st. This way the eyelet row is between a section of rev st st and a section of st st.

If you would prefer the eyelet row between rows of st st, you could knit 6 rows, then k one row, purl one row (the same as 5 rows garter, k, k, p) and then the eyelet. In both cases you have 3 garter ridges and the eyelet row is a RS row (row 9).
Either would work, just keep track of what you do so that you can repeat it on the front(s) if necessary.
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