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Old 02-28-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Knitting Pattern Question
I have a simple knitting pattern for a baby afghan that has as part of the instructions:
"k5, *k in bar before next st, k1, repeat from * to last 5 sts, k5"
My question is:
What is meant by "k in bar before next st"?
Thanks for any help you can give to a newbie knitter.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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This is a "Make 1" increase. If you go to the videos on this site, there is a whole section just on different types of increases. This type is described and shown in the very first video listed.

In a nutshell, though, all you're doing is increasing a stitch by picking up the yarn between your last stitch and your next stitch and knitting it. Just insert your right needle under the yarn connecting the 2 stitches and knit it by wrapping your yarn and pulling it through like any other k st.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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And twist the stitch or you'll have a bit of a hole.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:22 PM   #4
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Ooooo! I never thought of that! Thanks, Suzeeq!
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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That's how you're supposed to do a M1 - lift the bar and knit through the back leg of it.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:08 PM   #6
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Perfect! Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks for the help!
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