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Old 12-22-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Is the ws right after you cast on?
My pattern says to cast on then Knit 1 rows on WS. Does that mean I am only knitting the row immediately following the cast on?

I cast on the conventional way
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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I consider the cast on neutral territory. The row after the cast on can be the RS or the WS, depending on the pattern. In your case, knit the row after the cast on and consider that a WS row.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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The CO doesn't count as a row, the first row you do after that is Row 1 and it can be RS or WS, whatever the pattern says.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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It means the author of that pattern should be taken out and beaten. Okay, that would be excessive, but that IS a pretty confusing instruction. The CO row doesn't actually count as a row, so there really ISN'T a RS or WS at that point. But it SOUNDS like the pattern wants the RS to start at row 2... for reasons that will become clear later in the pattern.

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Old 12-24-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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No, many patterns will have row 1, right after the CO, as the WS; the more usual convention is row 1 as the RS, but that isn't always the case.
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What I meant was when you've finished the CO, you don't have a right or wrong side -- yet. What happens on the next row is what determines which side you're on... and that's up to whoever wrote the pattern.
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