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Calling Knitters! I need help!!

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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OK, so I've been knitting for 20 years, but never learned this!  I just by-pass patterns that are written this way, but now I am stuck on a pattern I REALLY want to make!  Its written like this:

Row 1:*k1, p1; rep from * to last st., k1

Row 2: knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as they appear.

Repeat for 2 for k1, p1 rib.

So, I am assuming this means one of two things....1) row two is exactly the same as row 1, or 2) row two is the exact opposite of row 1!

I hope someone can help me...I can't go any further on this pattern until I learn!

Thanks!!

~Emily~

http://13plumknitting.etsy.com

http://13plumconfessions.blogspot.com

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 10:37 PM
I have very little experience in knitting but I hope someone will come along soon and help!
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by Emerald Member on Mar. 28, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Sorry, I can't knit! Hope you get an answer soon! What are you making?
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:12 PM

If all you have to do is the K1P1 rib, then yes...all rows will be the same, so that it can create that rib effect. I usually use a K2P2 rib whenever I make a hat, and that's excatly what I do.

I really hope that's helpful. I tried to explain that the best I could. Good Luck! :)

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:40 PM

since it starts and ends with k1, it's the same for row 2

you're doing a seed stitch right?

by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 6:30 AM

Row 2 is the opposite of Row 1.  You should P1, k1.  You'll end up with ribbing.

by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 8:00 AM
I agree with pper you're doing a rib
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by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 8:03 AM
Just flip your work over, and if you see a knit stitch, knit it. If you see a pearl stitch, pearl it. You are doing a ribbed pattern. :-)
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by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 8:08 AM

sorry i can't knit all i know is crocheting.... sorry

by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM

knitting the knit stiches and pearling the pearls makes a seed stitch

knitting the pearls and pearling the knits makes ribbing.

so before taking advice, what are you doing?

by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM
I recently tried to teach myself knitting but after crocheting for 11 years it's hard for me to swap. By the pattern I would guess you are making a flush/flat pattern without ribbing.
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