Originally Posted by sandra13
Hello I have not been on for awhile. I have started a new project & am having difficulty understanding my pattern. Hope you can help.
This is my pattern instruction>
Divide sts evenly onto size 8 dpnís, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) for 2".
Dec Rnd: * K2 tog, k7(8), rep from * around Ė 64(72) sts. Work 3 rows even. Continue to dec in this manner, having 1 less st between decís every 4th rnd 7(8) times more Ė 5 sts.
Am I using 2 or 3 # 8 dpn's
Work even in St st (k every rnd). Isn't stocking stitch one row plain & one row purl?
You are knitting in the round so you will be using 4 dpns. Your stitches will be divided onto 3 of your needles and the fourth will be the one you knit onto. Watch the video on small diameter knitting here
and that will help.
When you knit flat stockinette stitch is done by knitting one row and purling the next. That is because you flip your work from right side to wrong side so when your right side is facing you, you knit and when your wrong side is facing you, you purl.
When you knit in the round, your right side is always facing out, so to do a stockinette stitch, you only knit. Your purl side is always on the inside of your work.