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Old 08-22-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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That darn Seed Stitch!!!!!!
This website has been such a wonderful help to me. I have taught myself a lot of stitches but I can not seem to get that darn seed stitch. I understand that it is k1p1. But my question is when I get to the end of a row and flip my work do I do the opposite stitch that I did on the last row? Everytime I attempt to do this stitch I end up ribbing. Any help to clear this up would be great.

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Old 08-22-2005, 10:14 PM   #2
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You have to do the opposite stitch of the one that's now facing you. Forget the fact that when you created a stitch it was a knit on the other side. It is now, as it faces you, a purl and that's what you go by. So for seed st you knit the purls and purl the knits as they face you.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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If you have an odd number of stitches, then just k1p1 on every row. After awhile you will be able to see the pattern and will know exactly which stitch to do where...you know, like, if the kids interrupt you (like that EVER happens, right?).
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*shaking fist at Ingrid in (fake) fury* Argh, you beat me again!!!
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*Rubs hands together will evil glee* Aha! Perfect timing again!!! HAHAHAHA! :devil:
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:16 PM   #6
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So at the end and I flip my work I then do a knit stitch even if my last stitch on my last row was a knit stitch?
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Yes, because when you flip it over it ceases to be a knit stitch. It was a knit stitch in its last life. It has become a purl as soon as you flipped it over. So knit into it.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:19 AM   #8
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Well I will give it another try, I will let you know how I make out.
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Yes, because when you flip it over it ceases to be a knit stitch. It was a knit stitch in its last life. It has become a purl as soon as you flipped it over. So knit into it.
THis needs to be in EVERY knitting book ever made! When I was teaching myself i was SO flippin confused on why my stitches would "dissapear" Knitting (and purling) because so much clearer as soon as I was told a purl stitch is just a knit stitch done backwords!!
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Another thing to realize is that after you get a few rows done, your pattern will start to appear and you'll be able to see what you're doing by looking at your work.
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