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Old 01-15-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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stocking st

I'm a new knitter and my pattern calls for 6 rows in stocking st. Does that mean knit 1 row purl 1 row for 6 rows (3 rows of each ) or knit one row purl one row 6 times making a total of 6 rows each? Just wasn't sure if when counting if the stocking st is paired so you count the pairs.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:55 AM   #2
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Stocking stitch or stockinette is knit one row then purl one row and repeat those two rows. Stockinette curls naturally when it doesn't have a border on it. If you are making something that won't be seamed you might take that into consideration.

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Old 01-15-2009, 05:38 AM   #3
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It is 6 rows total so you end up with 3 rows of knit and 3 rows of purl (alternating).

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Old 01-15-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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Here is an example of the 6 Rows:

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl

Remember to move the yarn to the FRONT when starting the purl rows, and to the BACK when starting the knit rows.
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