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« on: March 26, 2005 12:12:04 PM »

WHAT THE HECK IS THE RIGHT SIDE AND THE WRONG SIDE? It confuses me. Can someone just give me a straight forward answer?
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005 12:39:45 PM »

The right side is the side that is seen when you're wearing something. Like, the outside of a sweater.

If you're knitting one row and purling the other, usually the right side is the knit side (that looks like Vs) not the purl side (that looks like bumpy).

Sometimes there's no difference between the right and wrong side, like if you're knitting all rows on a scarf. Then it's not as important to keep track of which is the right side and which is the wrong. It's usually only important to know which is which in more complicated patterns, where you have to decrease all on the same side or something.

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2005 11:55:23 PM »

Ayup, the right side is the side you want everyone to see.  Some pieces, like a simple 2x2 ribbed scarf or a garter stitch scarf have no right or wrong sides, but stockinette and cabled patterns always have a right and wrong side.  You see mention of RS and WS in cabled patterns a lot because the pattern designer wants to make certain that you're putting the cables on the right side (the side which shows the cable) of the piece.  The same goes for other decorative stitches.
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2005 08:28:56 AM »

If the pattern isn't really obvious (but ther is still a right side) I'll pin a little note on my project that says "rght side."

That way I can be certain to be the biggest dork in the world!  But I'll be a dork who doesn't screw up her project.

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