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Topic: I'm fairly new to knitting, can anyone help me with this pattern please :)  (Read 1119 times)
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« on: November 10, 2012 10:15:58 PM »

Hi craftsters Smiley

So I'm fairly new to knitting, so far I know how to do the knit stich, purl and stockinette. Thats all lol. I would love to do this pattern (picture with link) however I do not know how to do that border, I can do the stockinette. Can anyone help me out please Smiley I already have the yarn for it I have a thick and chunky yarn by lion brand, but my needles are size 5.0 I hope thats okay. When explaining can you make it as simple as possible I'm still learning how to read the patterns. Saying row one: k1, p1, k2, p1 is fine I'm good with that.


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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012 05:51:04 AM »

I think, by rows, it's knit purl purl knit, because it's like a garter stitch border but 2 rows instead of one.

So on your first row, you'd knit 5 (or however many stitches are in the border) then follow the instructions, and if the border is also at the other end, you'd make sure those last 5 (or whatever) stitches are knit. On row two, you would make sure those 5* stitches are purl stitches, then row 3 you'd purl those 5* stitches, then row 4 you knit those 5* stitches. Row 5 is just row 1 again.

From one side, that would give the appearance of two rows of knit and two rows of purl.

I personally don't like knitting back and forth too much, because everything has to be reversed for the wrong side of the fabric Tongue

« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012 07:17:58 AM »

Your needles are much too small for that heavy a yarn, you need a US size 13 or maybe 15. WE comes in 2 heavy weights -- chunky and Thick and Quick and the T&Q is thicker so you'd need the larger needle.

I disagree with the previous poster - there aren't 2 rows of purl and 2 rows of knit on the edges, it looks like that because it's stretched out and on large needles, but it's just plain garter bordering the stockinette stitch.

It's basic stockinette with a garter stitch border, so one row would be knit all stitches across (this is the 'right side' row which is the outside when you wear it) and the other (wrong side row, facing in) you would k4, purl all the stitches across to the last 4 and knit them too. You might want to start and end with 4 or 5 rows of garter (knit all stitches) so the ends don't curl up on you.

« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012 04:25:17 AM »

Thank you both, after I buy larger needles I will be making this and I'll post a picture after I'm finished Smiley thanks you both again.
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