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Old 02-15-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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I need HELP......Again :(
Hi everyone!
I'm confused, again
I'm going to knit a basic throw and need help on reading this pattern.

THROW: Cast on 84 sts loosely. Work in garter st (= k every row) for 4 rows (= 2 garter st ridges).
Row 1 (RS): K 2 (= garter sts); k 80 sts; k 2 (= garter sts).
Row 2: K 2 (= garter sts); p 80 sts; k 2 (= garter sts). Rep Rows 1 and 2, keeping first 2 and last 2 sts in garter st and working center 80 sts in St st until throw meas 47" from beg, end on a WS row. Work in garter st for 4 rows (= 2 garter st ridges). Bind off loosely.

OK, I understand to cast on 84 sts. Isn't garter st the same as a knit st? and if so for knitting the first row it states to K 2, the it reads to K 80 then K 2, ok, what is the difference of just knitting 84? Am I making sense?

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Old 02-15-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: I need HELP......Again :(
I get it ... my type in red...

Originally Posted by Beth
Hi everyone!
I'm confused, again
I'm going to knit a basic throw and need help on reading this pattern.

THROW: Cast on 84 sts loosely. Work in garter st (= k every row) for 4 rows (= 2 garter st ridges).
Row 1 (RS): K 2 (= garter sts); k 80 sts; k 2 (= garter sts).
Row 2: K 2 (= garter sts); p 80 sts; k 2 (= garter sts). Rep Rows 1 and 2, keeping first 2 and last 2 sts in garter st and working center 80 sts in St st until throw meas 47" from beg, end on a WS row. Work in garter st for 4 rows (= 2 garter st ridges). Bind off loosely.

OK, I understand to cast on 84 sts. Isn't garter st the same as a knit st?
Yep ... garter is the "pattern name" for knitting all rows.
and if so for knitting the first row it states to K 2, the it reads to K 80 then K 2, ok, what is the difference of just knitting 84? Am I making sense?
I think the reason the designer wrote it like that is to clearly mark which stitches will change with each row. So the "80" represents the sts you will purl on the next row, while the k2 at the beginning and end will remain constant throughout. It all means the same thing though.
Thanks again to those who answer!
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Hope that helps...
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:50 PM   #3
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