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Old 03-20-2010, 04:04 PM   #1
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Garter stitch question
This may be a dumb question but.......... doing a baby blanket, the border says, work in garter stitch for 2-1/2 inches ending on a WS. How do you know the wrong side with the garter stitch when all you do it knit each row? I know I am making this harder on myself than I need to but just not wrapping my brain around it.
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:13 PM   #2
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Either you don't care, since either side could be the RS or WS, or you count the rows, whereas odd rows are RS rows and even rows are WS rows.

I prefer the first method.
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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Thanks, I was thinking your first suggestion might be the answer, I just decide which side is right and which is wrong for the border. I prefer that way too! Thanks.
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In garter stitch you decide, but I bet the pattern is just saying that to let you know the next row will be a RS row and you probably will switch stitch patterns to stockinette or something.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:49 PM   #5
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I like to choose the right side of a garter stitch border by looking at the cast on edge from each side and picking which one I think looks nicer!

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Yes, that is exactly it, the pattern starts after the 2-1/2 inch border. Looking at it now I see the side I prefer with the way the cast on edge looks, so I will use that as my right side. Thanks everyone!
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