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Re: Garter stitch/Stockinette stitch
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: August 28, 2009 10:40PM

Your pattern isn't written in established "knitspeak."

As JJK points out, the knitting community understands that 2 garter rows make a ridge, but that isn't the way patterns are commonly written. Also, the line about including the cast-on row is not standard. A good editor would translate that to "Cast on (so many) stitches. Work 9 rows garter stitch." or "Rows 1-9: Knit across" or something along those lines.

Anyway, why not check out one of the many tutorials that you can find with a quick web search? There are also dozens of good books. I usually recommend the Leisure Arts beginner books in the "10-20-30 Minutes to Learn to..." series or "I Can't Believe I'm..." series. They are beautifully and very clearly illustrated and they cover all of the basics and the things you need to know to make a polished garment.

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  Garter stitch/Stockinette stitch mamasita53 08/28/2009 08:21PM
  Re: Garter stitch/Stockinette stitch JJKnitter 08/28/2009 10:27PM
  Re: Garter stitch/Stockinette stitch mamasita53 08/28/2009 11:25PM
  Re: Garter stitch/Stockinette stitch Alex 08/28/2009 10:40PM
  Re: Garter stitch/Stockinette stitch mamasita53 08/28/2009 11:28PM

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