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Old 04-02-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Seed Stitch in border of a baby sweater
I am working on a baby sweater. I knitted the first 10 rows (1") in seed stitch. I am now on the left front and need to knit the side border in seed stitch to match the bottom border. It says to place marker 6 stitches from end of RS row. Keeping these 6 sts in seed st until neck shaping. Work in St st until piece measures 6 ". The side border does not seem to match the bottom border no matter how I do it. k1, p1
p1, k1 next row. I reversed it to p1, k1 - k1, p1 next row and that does not match either. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #2
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The first rows after the first 10, just look at the sts for those 6 sts, not the pattern. Knit over the purls and purl over the knits.
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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how do i know which are the knits and which are the purls?
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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The purls have bumps, the knits are smooth. Each stitch has two sides, on one side it's a knit and on the other side it's a purl. So you do the stitches as they face you..which means when you are holding the knitting in your left and are ready to start knitting again. Here's a sample that shows what they look like. It's ribbing, but it'll be same with seed stitch... just closer together.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:25 PM   #5
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Jan's picture is a good example of knit and purl stitches. However you're not doing ribbing, so you make a knit stitch over the purl bumps and a purl stitch over the knit Vs for seed stitch.
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