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Old 09-09-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Pattern Instruction Question
I am a new knitter and beginning a new project. in one part of the instructions it reads:

Next row: K3, P to the last 3 sts, P3.

I'm confused by these instructions. Does P3 mean something other than purl 3? Am I correct to purl to the end of this row? Why not write P to the end of row? Am I making this more difficult than it is? Please help.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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You are correct. Just purl to the end of the row
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Sometimes pattern writers are pleased to be confusing it seems, other times I think something gets lost in the translation. This instance may have something to do with a border on whatever it is you're knitting. It might be a typo. P3 does = purl 3. Can you link to your pattern? Knowing what you're working on can be helpful.
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Border stitches is what I was thinking to, GG.
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Thank you for the explanation GG. That really helps.
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