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Old 10-15-2009, 11:04 AM   #11
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I did not know if that meant the ws was facing me or the rs was facing me.
And when patterns say this 'end with ws/rs facing' I don't know what they mean. If they say 'end with ws row' I know that it means to finish the ws row and go on to the rs.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:26 PM   #12
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I can see the pattern. It has a clear right and wrong side. But I cannot tell which I am knitting.

Let me rephrase the question.
Is the right side facing you or away from u when u are knitting it?
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:41 PM   #13
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The side you are working on is the side that is facing you.
I hope that answers your question.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:35 PM   #14
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To us newbies, this keeps getting clearer and clearer.

Thank you ladies.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:39 PM   #15
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Both sides can be facing you when you work a row. In stockinette for instance, the knit side is the RS so when you knit sts across, you're working on the RS and it's facing you. When you purl sts across you're woking on the WS and that side is facing you. When you have worked across the ws row and are done with it, you have 'ended with a wrong side row'. Then you turn to work the RS and that will be facing you. That's why the instructions 'ending with/facing...' can be confusing, it depends on whether you've turned the work at the end of the row or not.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:46 PM   #16
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Thank you so much, madam/sir moderator.
I paid 50.00 for knitting help today b/c the simply baby book a knitting store sold me, with supposedly easy baby sweaters, was well above my head. Not so much on the k, p, stockingnett st, garter st, or even the cable st. .....but the decreasing around the arms and I suspect the collar and neckline with such a cable pattern will prove my undoing.

I did learn that my front is a knit st, while the p is my wrong side.
I also learned that after reducing the cable to an odd number, is not always spelled out exactly how they prefer you to continue.....and is sometimes a matter of experimentation.....2 on hold and knit one...or 1 on hold and knit 2????? I suspect you would all tell me it's a nobrainer...2 and 1...as 1/2 would not hold the pattern adequately.....
I am learning thru trial by fire.

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I appreciate your time.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:58 AM   #17
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If you mean Debbie Bliss' book "Simply Baby" ,then her instructions are sometimes confusing, not only to first time/beginner knitters. Her sizes also tend to run very big. Another word of advice - always check for corrections when you buy a knitting book. Debbie Bliss has them on her website and many publishers put them on their websites (like Interweave).
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:42 PM   #18
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OMG...yes, it is that book. U must b a mindreader.
It's the sweater on pg 74. sooo pretty.
I will check for corrections. And yes.....it does look much bigger than it should be for a 6 month old....and I am doing the smallest size.
Thanks for the tips.
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Ending with a wrong side row means that you complete a wrong side row before moving on to the next instruction in your pattern. So, in the next step, the right side is facing you. Also if you are using long tail cast on..the edges on first row are fairly obvious.. it looks braided to me with the stitches moving up..on the other side you see no braid or upward stitch on first row..once you know the wrong side mark it with a piece of yarn.
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