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Old 03-08-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Ending on a WS row?
I'm doing the "Let's Play" Pullover from the January 2006 issue of Creative Knitting. The instructions tell me to knit to a certain measurement, ending with a WS row... to me that means that the last row I knit before doing the shaping is a WS one, with the first row of the next instructions being done on the RS. Am I correct in this assumption?

When I was doing the shaping on the back, I found it a little odd that the armhole decreases were done on the WS row, but didn't worry about it much since it's at the armhole. Well now I'm about to divide the front for the neck, and the pattern tells me to follow the established pattern stitch for the first 17 stitches, and then to purl back. That makes me think that I have it backwards and that my first row of instructions should be done on the WS. {For this pattern, the wrong side has the knits and purls, and the right side is simply knit across}.

Also, the instructions are for the left front yoke first. When I'm looking at the pullover, it's the right front, but if I was wearing it, it would be the left front that I'm working on.

Normally this kind of stuff wouldn't mess me up, but that instruction to purl back has really got me second-guessing myself here. If I "trust the pattern" as Ingy says, I'll end up with a row that doesn't have the ribbing pattern in it! That is... if I'm not all backwards here!
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:06 PM   #2
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I agree that ending on a ws row means to work your last row on the ws before continuing with the pattern directions.

When they refer to the left front of a sweater, it's the left front as you're wearing it, not as it's facing you.

It sounds like the pattern is messed up and in this instance you have to trust yourself. You seem to know what it's supposed to look like, so you'll be ok.
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for answering so quick!! Now I don't need to cast on a sleeve for something to do while waiting for an answer! It just seemed odd to me that it would tell me to purl across a row that should be p4, k2, and to maintain a pattern in a row that's simply knit across!

Basically the ribbing pattern is a 4/2 ribbing, but the "rib" part is actually garter stitch. Clear as mud? It's turning out really cute in the RH Kids I bought, but I won't ever use that stuff again! I'm hoping to have a pic of Alex wearing it posted soon... every time he looks at it, he asks me if it's done!
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I'm glad you got it figured out. Can't wait to see it!
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