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Old 12-20-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Pattern Reading help needed
I have an easy question about reading knitting patterns. When a pattern says "work 8 rows in st st", does it mean 8 finished rows of stockinette (i.e. is each knit/purl combination "one" row) or will I just knit a row then purl a row four times? I think I'm complicating something that's very easy.
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Each time you complete a row, put a hatch mark on a piece of paper. When you've got 8 hatch marks, you're done! (with that part, anyway) Easy!

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Old 12-20-2006, 06:44 PM   #3
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Re: Pattern Reading help needed
As far as I know, "one row" always and forever means going from one end of the object to the other end. (Watch someone prove me wrong...) So in your case, it's knit, purl, knit, purl, knit, purl, knit, purl.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:39 PM   #4
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I had wondered the same thing, thanks! ^_^

Usually, I just glance at the pattern, stare at the pic, glance at the pattern, stare at the pic, wing it from there, and hope it turns out okay, lol
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:51 PM   #5
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Re: Pattern Reading help needed
Originally Posted by psammeadred
As far as I know, "one row" always and forever means going from one end of the object to the other end. (Watch someone prove me wrong...) So in your case, it's knit, purl, knit, purl, knit, purl, knit, purl.
Yes, definitely. Knitting across is 1 row, purling across is another row.
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