Interpreting knitting pattern instructions


I am new to knitting, and am attempting an Aran Afghan (completed as squares that will be combined at the end).

The knitting pattern directions state "k 2, p 3, p 12". Why not "k 2, p15"? In other words, why are the purl stitches separated? Am I supposed to do something special?


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Oct 06, 2020
by: Sally

Thank you, Ratcha!


you're welcome.


Oct 05, 2020
interpreting knitting instruction
by: Ratchadawan


The reason it's written this way is to help separate each section of the patterns. You don't need to do anything different unless it tell you to (eg. place a marker). I think you'll find out as you keep working.

Thanks for the question and visit. Have a great day!


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