Frequent question: What does every third row mean in knitting?

What does every other row mean in knitting?

inc (or dec) every other row: Increase or decrease on the (usually) right-side row, and then work the following row without increasing or decreasing.

What does every following row mean?

Following can be confusing, it just means the rows that come after. You can mentally drop the word when you read a pattern like this, and think of it as “inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every 6th row after that”. Yep, you have it figured right.

What does every second row mean?

This is another way of telling you to decrease every 4th row or every 6th row, more commonly used on sleeve cap directions. To decrease on a second RS row, you’ll work one set of RS and WS rows, before decreasing on the second RS.

What does knit 3 rows mean?

If you have one decrease row, then work 3 rows, means the main pattern. It would be unusual to have 3 rows be decrease rows, because that means you would be decreasing on the WS and your decrease stitches would be on the WS as well.

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What does 4 alternate rows mean in knitting?

Alternate means every other row. When you have to bind off stitches, you can’t do that at the end of a row, so you have to do it at the beginning of rows.

What does ending with a wrong side row mean in knitting?

When your pattern tells you to end on a wrong side row it means that the last row you knit is the one on the wrong side (hidden side) of your project. So if you are knitting in stocking stitch (stockinette) the last row you work is a purl row so that you are ready to knit the next row.

What does following mean in knitting?

foll means “following”. beg means “beginning”. cont means “continue”.

How do you decrease a stitch in knitting?

To do this, insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch and slip it to the right-hand needle without knitting it. Knit the next stitch. With the tip of the left-hand needle pass the slipped stitch over the second stitch. You’ve now worked a decrease and have one less stitch.

What does k0 mean in knitting?

In patterns that include various sizes, zeros are sometimes necessary. For example, k0 (0,1) means if you are making the smallest or middle size, you would do nothing, and if you are making the largest size, you would k1.

What does ending with a purl row mean?

When a pattern says to ‘end on’ something it’s the last thing worked. To end on P row means you’ve just worked it.

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What does Patt across mean in knitting?

Patt 7 means to work 7 sts in the pattern. So work the first 7sts in the pattern, dec, knit across to 2 sts before the marker, dec again do another 13 sts in pattern, dec, knit to 9 sts before the marker, dec and do the rest of the sts in the pattern.