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Old 07-27-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
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RS / WS
I have an odd question ... the pattern shows:

Cast on xx stitches.
K the 1st row from the WS and continue in stocking sts throughout.

Should I knit the first row after the cast on? Aren't knit stitches normally on the RS?

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:42 PM   #2
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It depends on the pattern. Maybe they want a purl row to show up as the first row after the cast on. What is the pattern? Is there a link?
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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It may mean they actually want rev stockinette stitch, where the knit row would be the WS. Without more about the pattern, it's hard to say.
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The pattern is DROPS number 97-18. From garnstudio.com.
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It looks like you knit the first row (the WS) and then knit the next row as the first RS row of the stockinette. It's probably to reduce curling.
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Thanks ... I'll try this on a small swatch!
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I do that; make a purl row on the RS before beginning stockinette, and it does help keep it from curling so much.
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