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Beginner Question

Posted by: TrekkerD (IP Logged)
Date: August 23, 2009 02:28PM


I'm a beginner and I'm trying to follow a pattern for a baby bib. The pattern is:
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 19 sts.
2nd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first St. 1 sc in each St to last St. 2 sc in last St. Ch 1. Trn.
3rd row: 1 sc in each St to end of row. Turn.
4th to 9th rows: Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 27 sts.

Then it says: Cont even until work from beg measures 6 1/2 inches, ending with RS facing for next row. What does this mean? Continue from 1st row? Continue with even rows only?

Please help! Thank you!


Posted by: JJKnitter (IP Logged)
Date: August 23, 2009 10:21PM

You do the 9 rows in pattern as indicated. Continue even means
starting with Row 1 - Row 9 and keep going until piece
measures 6-1/2 inches.
Hope this helps and good luck.

Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: August 24, 2009 06:06AM

The phrase "work even" means to work in an established pattern with NO INCREASES OR DECREASES from the point where the it appears in the directions. Therefore, you want to work over the 27 stitches until the entire piece measures 6 1/2 inches.

Is there a link to this pattern? 27 stitches seems like too few for a bib unless you are working with fairly thick yarn.

Posted by: TrekkerD (IP Logged)
Date: August 24, 2009 10:09AM

Thank you for your replies. The pattern makes more sense now. Here is the link for the pattern: [www.bernat.com]