What is K over K and P over P in knitting?
gardenmommy August 23, 2016, 4:19am #2. K the K and P the P means knit the knit stitches (the V ones) and purl the purl stitches (the “bump” ones) for the back side of the ribbing, to keep it in the rib pattern.
What does every following 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 k3 mean in knitting?
k3, *p1, k1; rep from *, k3. This means you would knit 3 stitches to begin. Then purl 1 and knit 1. Repeat this across the entire row until you get to the last 3 stitches and then knit those 3 stitches.
What does k1 KFB mean in knitting?
k1-f/b – knit the next stitch but do not remove the stitch from the left needle, then knit through the back loop of the same stitch and remove the stitch from the needle.
What do two asterisks mean in knitting?
Usually you work the stitches between the asterisks a given number of times and then work the double asterisks. Sometimes the double asterisks indicate an area on the back that is repeated on the front of say a sweater.
What does p1 k1 mean?
For example, the instruction “* K5, (p1, k1) twice, p1; repeat from * to end of row” means that, after you knit 5, you purl 1/knit 1 two times, followed by another purl 1, and then you repeat this entire sequence across the entire row.
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 WS 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 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.