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SkeinHerder
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Posted - 04/28/2009 :  6:06:42 PM  Show Profile Send SkeinHerder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm just starting my first article of clothing of any sort. My wonderful DH bought me the yarn and picked out this pattern himself for me for Christmas. I thought I knew what I was doing, but I'm already unsure of what to do on the first row! Here's the pattern:

I'm starting the Shape Raglan:
Row 1 (rs): kfb, sm, kfb, [work to 1 st before next marker, kfb, sm, kfb ] 2 times. work 1 st before last marker, kfv, sm, kfb
row 2: purl

My question is does work mean knit until 1 st before next marker? If it does why not just say knit.

Thanks,
Shelly

Happiness is an inside job.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SkeinHerder

fmarrs
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Posted - 04/28/2009 :  9:15:53 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You could if you were only working stockinette and only the right sided rows, but, not all stitches are knit stitches. If patterned stitches are used, some of them may be knit and some may be purl.

Frequently, patterns are written with a patterned stitch worked throughout the project. The directions for this pattern stitch would appear at the beginning of the pattern and then you would have a section with shaping directions. It is wise to use the word work instead of knit in shaping directions because the stitch varies with the stitch pattern. For example, I have posted a basic pattern for a top down pullover on my blog using the word work throughout. After knitting one, you may find that you want to knit another in seed stitch, or basketweave stitch, or one of the hundreds of other stitches. You won't need another pattern for a top down pullover, just plug your favorite pattern stitch into the basic pattern.

fran

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SkeinHerder
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Posted - 04/28/2009 :  9:37:45 PM  Show Profile Send SkeinHerder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is a pattern stitch but it's over two rows so I didn't think it was that.

Thanks Fran for the explanation. I'm still not sure if I know what to do.

Happiness is an inside job.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SkeinHerder
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socks4all
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USA
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Posted - 04/29/2009 :  04:24:11 AM  Show Profile Send socks4all a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For "work" read "knit in pattern", So if the balero is stockinette st, then on the right side knit to one st before the next marker. If the pattern is K3P1, then K3P1 over and over until you reach one st before the marker.
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SkeinHerder
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Posted - 04/29/2009 :  9:00:43 PM  Show Profile Send SkeinHerder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is the first row after casting one. I haven't started a pattern yet.

Happiness is an inside job.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SkeinHerder
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