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Old 04-27-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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Counting stocking stitch rows
This seems like a silly question to me but I need to ask it anyway.

Does 1 row of knit stitch + 1 row of purl stitch = 1 row of stocking stitch

Or does 1 row of knit stitch + 1 row of purl stitch = 2 rows of stocking stitch?

The pattern I'm knitting says I need to knit 11 rows of stocking stitch (I'm knitting the thumb on a woman's mitten).

Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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Each time across the needle is one row - so the 2nd one you list is correct: 1 row of knit stitch + 1 row of purl stitch = 2 rows of stocking stitch.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
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If you're doing stockinette (stocking stitch) don't worry about the back side of the work where the purl rows are. Just count on the front side. Each V is a row.
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:09 PM   #4
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Or you may find it easier to count the purl bumps. But count every one of them.
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