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Old 01-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #11
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How about this...cast on 19 sts. Build up 10 rows of any type of rib. Then do as the patt says...

Work in patt as follows:
Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows: Purl
Row3: K3, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K3
Row 5: Knit
Row 7: K0, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K0
Row 8: Purl
These 8 rows form patt. Cont in patt until mitten measures 2 3/4". Keeping in patt, dec 1 st at each end of next 6 rows (doesn't say how to dec). Bind off rem 7 sts.


Please give that a whirl to see what you get. Again, when you go from Row 8 to Row1, and then to 2, the mitten will flip on you and you will see what I have pictured above.

Errrrrrr....I am the type of person that this will annoy until it is figured out by someone.

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Old 01-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #12
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I hate loading the blog down, but looking at my picture, Row 3 is also in the indentation. I can see the K3, P1, K5, P1...in the indentation portion (WS). I am lost at this point.

Signing off to bed confused :(
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:56 PM   #13
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I don't understand what you mean by 'indentations'. A picture of it would help.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:47 AM   #14
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Out of curiosity, are you counting your rows somehow (row counter, charting, checkmarks) as you knit?

I only ask because I am working a pattern now that has reverse stockinette (what your mitten looks like) as a design feature. I'm a relatively new knitter, and keeping track of when to purl and when to knit can be a challenge without a row counter and keeping track of my repeats.

Your pattern stitch as written, should look like a bunch of V's with a bump every so often on the right side, and a bunch of bumps with a V every so often on the wrong side.

I'm wondering if you're somehow knitting rows 8 & 1, or 1 & 2 then purling every other row for the repeat. Or as someone else mentioned purling an extra row at the end of the repeat. That would give you the look you've got now, which is why I asked about counting rows. Another possibility is say, knitting row 3, then row 5 then working in pattern to the end of the repeat. Row count would then be correct, but in reverse stockinette.

All I know for sure is that a row intended to be knit is being purled, or vice versa... and that's what is creating the reverse stockinette that you have.

What is the name of the pattern and the book it came from? Maybe one of us has it. Then we can see what the designer intended.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:56 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
I don't understand what you mean by 'indentations'. A picture of it would help.

Sue, I think he means the reverse stockinette, the purl side makes a raised section, and the knit side is indented a bit. I think of it as a pattern of indentations too.
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The pattern is basically stockinette though there's some purl sts on the RS, but more like a broken rib pattern than reverse stockinette.
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What I meant was the reverse stockinette patterning that wound up being knitted. Extracting keyboard from mouth, now...
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The pattern is basically stockinette with knit rows on the front alternating with purl rows on the back. It has a stitch pattern of purl bumps on the front (rows 3 and 7). You should have V's on the front with this pattern of purl bumps but I see in the cell phone picture that after the ribbing, the first row looks like a purl row followed by a knit row? Looking at the pattern itself, it alternates knit rows
(1,3,5,7) with purl rows (2,4,6,8) ending with a purl row so that you are ready to turn to the RS and work the knit row (row 1). There's really no place for this pattern to flip to reverse stockinette. Also, in the picture the knit rows, which are easier to see, seem fewer than 8 although that could be just difficulty seeing the rows without stretching the mitten out.
Try it one more time if you would, perhaps just the pattern st starting from row 1 and count rows to make sure: every odd row a knit or basically a knit row and every even row a purl row.

"Work in patt as follows:
Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows: Purl
Row3: K3, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K3
Row 5: Knit
Row 7: K0, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K0
Row 8: Purl"
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I love being part of this community...you guys (gals) are awesome!

I know I am a beginner, but I am very careful to count my rows. I actually taught myself then my wife to crochet first. Then, I started noticing that all of the 'cool' and neat designs were Knit, so we put down the crochet for knitting. I was always crocheting in the round and counting rows was very important, so I am a stickler on counting them. If it happened once or twice, I would be right there with ya...blaming myself for missing rows. On the 2nd half attemplt last night, I even wrote out all 8 Rows on a piece of paper and checked them off as I did each row. I also have an Ap on my phone that counts rows...I know, I got the knit fever.

Is it possible that I have taught myself wrong when it comes to starting a Purl row? I am starting with the working yarn towards the front, and after inserting the RH needle in front of the LH needle from lower right to upper left of the sts, then wrapping the working yarn counter-clockwise to make the purl. Maybe I am starting a row incorrectly and that is flipping the pattern?

I am going to look on the site for what you all are calling a "Reverse Stockinette" pattern. Maybe I am accidentally making that pattern somehow, and learning how to do it might fix my problem. I don't mean learn it to use it on the mitten, but learn it to understand what I might be accidentally doing...then fixing it.

Everyone is correct, the pattern is a "Simple and Easy" stockinette pattern with bumps, or V's throughout (P1 in K rows). This is discouraging me because the pattern is so easy...what happens when I get to harder patterns...lol. Before this pattern, I actually made a "tube" to practice 5 dpn working in the round and it came out awesome (no ladder sts either). I really want to make my wife a nice pair of socks...she loves warm socks, but that looks too challenging to me at this point.

Speaking of socks...I need to break down and purchase a couple circular needles. Which size/length cord do you all recommend for working 1) Socks, and 2) Hats/Beanie? I want to buy the most common size for each of these jobs, then, as I get better, I will buy specific sizes for specific patterns. I will adjust my gauge based on my swatch, so I want common circular needles regardless of what the pattern calls for.

One more thing before I go. My job transferred my family here from Georgia. I have a wife and two beautiful boys (6,12). I wish that I had someone around me that I could go-to for help, but I don't. I also don't want to go to a Hobby Lobby class either. I really wish I had someone that we could meet up with (my wife and I) and go over some things (like reading a hard pattern). Do you know if there are such things as knitting groups? My wife has photo groups where they all get together and go take pictures. I wonder if there is such a thing in my area?

Thanks again...to ALL of you!
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It sounds like you're doing the purl stitch correctly so that's not it. Maybe it would be easier to follow if it was written like this -
Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row3: K3, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K3
Row 4: purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: purl
Row 7: K0, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K5, P1, K0
Row 8: Purl

Also, are you purling the first row after the cast on? Don't do that even if you use a long tail CO. Just work row 1 as a knit row.
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