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Old 05-25-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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purl and knit return row question
my mum says that when she knits and she does say 10 knit 4 purl 10 knit for one row, when she does the return row she knits the enitre 24 stitches.

I have just done it 10 knit 4 purl 10 knit both ways.

is there a right way and a wrong way to do it?

or are they both right and just called different things?


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Old 05-25-2009, 06:05 AM   #2
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There are 3 different ways to do this, and they will produce 3 different results:
1. Row 1. K10 P4 K10
Row 2. P10 K4 P10
On the right side/outside, you'll get 2 columns of all Vs with an insert of purl bumps between them.

2. Row 1. K10 P4 K10
Row 2. K10 P4 K10
On the right side/outside, you'll get all garter stitch, but I think you'd get a faint look of 3 columns, 2 very wide with a skinny one inbetween.

3. Row 1. K10 P4 K10
Row 2. K24
I don't know what this stitch is called, but I've seen it before and it will create the 3 columns, but in a different texture.

So the question is, what result are you looking for?
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:20 AM   #3
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It depends on the pattern. Your mom's way makes one pattern stitch, maybe called a broken rib; if you want to stay with the rib pattern you'd do it as 1 above.
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thanks for the answers. I am just making a patchwork blanket trying out different stiches, so knowing that there is more than one way to purl is great
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