What does "knit bar and next st - mean?

by Beth
(California, Missouri)

Sage Throw by Caron Simply Soft

Sage Throw by Caron Simply Soft

I'm knitting an afghan 8 rows make up the pattern. I don't understand this language.
K4 * knit bar and next st as before, K3, repeat from *

that is the 8th row of the pattern the 4th row is similar.

I don't understand the term "knit bar"

In seeking just explanation of knitting language online, I stumbled on your site. I'd appreciate some guidance.

Thank you for your help


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Mar 29, 2020
what knit bar and next stitch means
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Beth,

Bar refers to a horizontal thread.
On row one, you produced several bars from yb and yf stitches. There are 3 slipped sts within each bar.

When working on row 4 of the pattern, you start out by picking up a bar from row one ( you can see a horizontal piece of yarn clearly) and knit it together with the first sts of your current row, k3 and repeat. Then follow the rest of the pattern.

Let me know if you need more help. Thank you for sending in your question.

Have a lovely day!

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