Beginner Knitter

by Cassie
(Maryland)

I am knitting my first sweater and want to make sure I have the terminology down before I begin.

The first instructions after casting on 100 stitches is "work 3 rows rib *1a-1r* and though I know what ribbing is, I am not sure about the rest of that step.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

YOUR ANSWER



I haven't actually seen this abbreviation before so I did a google search on the phrase and found the pattern for this Three Movies Sweater.


Three Movies Sweater


As it starts with same instructions as your exert above, I am betting this is the pattern you are attempting. Having read the pattern (the English bits of it at least), I am still none the wiser about what *1a-1r* means.

However by taking a good look at the photos on the site, I can tell you that the instructions are telling you to knit a K1, P1 rib for three rows.



Hope this helps...

Click here to post comments

Return to Answered Knitting Questions.

Couldn't Find What You Were Looking for?

Try searching the site using the search box below:

Custom Search









Recent Articles

  1. Knitting Tension - What it is and Why it is Important

    Oct 31, 18 10:32 PM

    As a beginner you will come across the phrase knitting tension but you might not know what that phrase means or why it is so important. Getting your tension correct is vital if you want your project t…

    Read More

  2. Knitting Patterns

    Oct 31, 18 08:13 PM

    True knitters can never have enough knitting patterns in there collection because you never know when the mood to start a new project will hit you and the first step is invariably hunting through that…

    Read More

  3. Pattern Question

    Oct 29, 18 10:19 PM

    I am working on a Knit for Kids pattern called Maypop Baby Blanket. I am having a problem with the first row of the pattern stitch. At the end of this

    Read More



Subscribe Here: