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Old 11-12-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
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pattern 1st row starting with RS
Hello all,

I am a newbie knitter and I am confused about how I would know which side is wrong or right before I begin knitting.
I have a pattern that begins with knitting on rs, how would I begin??

Thank you for any help with this
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:15 AM   #2
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Cast on the stitches you need. If the pattern says something like,
Row 1 (RS) blah, blah, blah....just follow the directions for row 1. It's just telling you that that's the right side.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:17 AM   #3
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Once you have cast on your stitches, and you start to knit, the first row you knit is the RS (right side). I usually take a small scrap of yarn and slip it into a stitch on the RS of the knitting but I do NOT tie a knot. I just make two loops and tie a bow. This way I always know at a glance which is the RS and which is the WS. It is easily removed once the piece is finished being knit.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:26 AM   #4
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Wow, that was a fast response.
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