Bobble on a purl row

by Susan
(Nantucket)

All directions on how to bobble discuss it on a knit row. Is it possible to bobble on a purl row and if so should I purl instead of knit in the bobble??

Thanks Knitters!

YOUR ANSWER


Hi Susan,

Although I have never done a bobble on a purl row, many of the cable patterns I have used have a section of purl bobbles in between the cables.

My guess on your question would be that all of the rows in the bobble would have purl stitches on the purl row side and knit stitches when you turn the work. That is assuming that your bobble has multiple rows on the bobble stitches.

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Undertanding shaping instructions

by Roberta

My pattern states on a (W.S) row to: BO 5 sts at armhole edge once, then 3 sts once.
Then it say's next (R.S.) to dec. 1 st at armhole edge, etc. My questions is where and on what row do I do the B.O. off the 3 sts ?

Thank you

YOUR ANSWER


1st WS row: Bind off 5 sts.
Next row: No shaping
2nd WS row: Bind off 3 sts.
Next row (RS row) decrease on st on armhole edge.

Hope this helps...

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Issue with First Row of Knitting

by Cris

On my first row if knitting I always end up with a long length of yarn between my needles. As I am working, it grows longer with every stitch. Any thoughts?

YOUR ANSWER


I think the problem may be your cast on edge. which cast on method are you using?

If you are using the thumb method, perhaps if you try the cable method instead you might solve the problem.

You can find instruction for the cable method on this page.

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knit rows 3-10 inclusive

by martie ditter
(spokane, wa)

What does this mean in a pattern? Knit rows 3-10 inclusive.

YOUR ANSWER


Knit rows 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10.

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Carol McMillan

by Carol
(Wind Gap, PA)

I have Patons Back to Basics II Canadiana book.

I am working on a sweater with drop sleeves. The directions say..."Increase 1 st each end of needle on 5th and following alternate rows."

Does this mean every 5 rows do an increase? Or increase on row 5 and then every other row after that?

YOUR ANSWER


Increase on the 5th row and then every 2nd row after that.

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Betty T.

I am making a baby sweater and instructions says p1 slip1 k2 pass slipped stitch over both knitted stitch for cable twist but this decreases 2 stitches.

Am I right?

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No you are not right. Doing this will decrease by 1 stitch not two. The slipped stitch is gone reducing your stitch count by 1 but the 2 knitted stitches remain, they are just pulled together at their base by the slipped stitch.

They can both still be knitted on the next row as separate stitches.

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Knitting a Motif off a chart

by Rita kemp
(Bolton)

When knitting the motif and following a chart do I read the wrong side left to right or right to left.

YOUR ANSWER


Right side rows are from right to left, wrong side rows are from left to right.

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Front row

by Rick
(Montreal)

Is the odd row the front row?

YOUR ANSWER


Usually but not always...

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