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I thought that the garter stitch is just going back and forth with the knit stitch. My pattern says ...

ist row from RS: 5 std in garter st, K2, P3. What do I do????


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I think you meant to write "1st row from RS: 5 sts in garter st, K2, p3."

You're right about garter st. It only requires knit sts back and forth. I think the designer has made a mistake by written down "garter st" instead of "ribbing". I would do 5 st ribbing by K2, p3 across the row since the pattern clearly indicates k2,p3.

What are you making? I'll be here If you still needed help in the future.

Happy Knitting!

Ratcha

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Jun 27, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Could it also mean a 5 stitch garter border to the ribbing? ie. knit 5 stitches before the ribbing.

Jun 26, 2014
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by: Anonymous

I am attempting to making a Drops Design summer sweater titled "Summer Snug". I am fairly new to knitting so this is going to be a challenge but I have been practicing the other stitches and watching videos. I just didn't know how to start the pattern when it wanted 5 std in garter and then k2, P3. This pattern starts with short rows so that is the complete first row before I turn back. Now I have to look up Rib Stitch to get started. Wish me luck!

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I searched the pattern and took a good look at it. It seems very complicated. I did told you wrong about doing k2, p3 across the row. It will be just knit 5 sts, then k2, p3.

Good luck with your snug.

Ratcha




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