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Old 11-10-2006, 04:57 PM   #1
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determining WS/RS on k2/p2 ribbing
I've started a new project, and have 3 inches of K2/P2 ribbing on the needles, and I need to 'finish on a WS row'. Since K2/P2 looks identical front/back to me, I'm not sure which is which.

I used what my Knitting for Dummies book called the two-stranded cast on, where my starting tail of yarn is at the tip of the left hand needle same as the working yarn when I begin my first row after cast-on.

Is that first row then a RS row, so if the tail is on the right, I'm in RS and if it's on the left, I'm in WS?

I don't want to have to rip anything out at this point, I'm not good at it, and I'm using a dark yarn, which is difficult to see detail in.

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Old 11-10-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
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If it really looks identical, then it doesn't matter which is which and it sure isn't worth ripping it out for. If your first row began with K2 and ended with a P2 then you should be able to tell just by looking at the stitches. If the first column of stitches are knits (like columns of 'V's) then you're looking at the right side of your work.

The cast on you used can also be used as an indicator. If you started your first row with the working yarn and tail yarn together near the tip of the left needle then the RS of your work would be the side that has the tail yarn coming from the lower right hand corner.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:09 PM   #3
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Thanks! I got it -- another question, but posting that in a different thread.
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