Originally Posted by jen123
Hi, I am just starting to knit and have chosen to to a sirdar all in one baby suit with snuggly snowflake chunky wool.
I understand basic knitting stitches but the pattern reads:
working in st-st proceed as follows:
work 4 rows inc 1 st at the end of every row.
Place markers at the end of last row.
Work 14 rows more without shaping.
I understand the st-st and working the next 4 rows, but i am totally lost for what to do when i get to the line about the markers, also it says 'without shaping' but i didnt think i had done any shaping?
The shaping comes from the 1 stitch increase at the end of the 4 rows.
Markers are little circles that slip on your needle to help you keep track of your pattern. You can also make a slip knot using a small piece of contrasting color yarn as your marker. In a pinch, I've even used a twist tie.
"Without shaping" means that you aren't increasing or decreasing your stitch count in any way, just knitting on the 13 stitches that are now on your needle.