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can't figure this stitch out

Posted by artistknitter (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 27, 10 at 21:56

I am trying out a new sweater and I am having trouble with the basic stitch. When I knit rows 3 and 4, I seem to be knitting the same row, even though the directions are different. Can anyone help me? Here is the basic stitch
Basic patt:
1st row: K. 2nd row: K. 3rd row: edge st, * K1, 1 st below (=
insert needle into foll st 1 row below and K), rep from *. 4th
row: edge st, * with right-hand needle pick up the yarn at front
of st below and K tog with st, K1, rep from *, edge st. 5th row:
edge st, * 1 st below, K1, rep from *, edge st. 6th row: edge st,
* K1, with right-hand needle pick up yarn at front of st below
and K tog with st, rep from *, edge st. Rep rows 3 - 6 for patt. P
edge sts on right side and wrong side rows


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RE: can't figure this stitch out

Yes When you do this pattern, on the 3rd row, you are in fact knitting into the second row and adding a stitch when you knit into the row below. It looks like you do this throughout the pattern. Then you take off that stitch when you knit 2 together on the 4th row. I'm thinking this pattern will result in long stitches.


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