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. Doll Knitting Patterns

    Apr 18, 18 10:40 PM

    Do you want to knit dolls or doll clothes? In the internet age, it is far easier to find doll knitting patterns than it used to be. Just do a google (or bing) search and you will be taken to a list of…

    Read More

  2. Knitting Cast On Methods

    Apr 18, 18 09:08 PM

    When you are learning how to knit, you will learn one of the more general purpose knitting cast on methods. And you will probably stick with that methods for most of your knitting career, but there ar…

    Read More

  3. Knitting letters on socks

    Jan 08, 17 06:23 PM

    The first side on leg all lettering comes out perfect. I knitted the word Relax The other side of sock on leg the lettering is a different word Breathe

    Read More

Subscribe Here:

Please note:

If you have a knitting question that you would like me to answer, do not leave it here as a facebook comment.  

I do not actively monitor the conversations on facebook and will not know that you have left a message unless you specifically tag me.  Please use the form on my Ask a Knitting Question page instead as I get an email notification any time someone asks a question.