What does the "foll" command mean in knitting?

by Peggy
(Ossining, NY)

After reading over the knitting instructions several times I still don't understand what this line means. It comes after I cast on 24 stitches.

"First and next foll 3 alt rows: P." Then the next instructions, which I understand, are:

Inc row: K5, m1, k14, m1, k5 26 sts).

Inc row: K6, m1, k14, m1, k6 (28 sts).

Inc row: K7, m1, k14, m1, k7 (30 sts).

Inc row: K8, m1, k14, m1, k8 (32 sts).

Thank you for your help,


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May 18, 2020
what does the "foll" command mean in knitting?
by: Ratchadawan

Hello Peggy,

Thank you for your question. I'm glad you came by.
The "foll" refers to "following" which is used a lot in decrease and increase knitting. This is where many of us getting really confused.

On you pattern instruction which is " first and next foll 3 alt rows: P" means to "P" on the first row and then P on the next following alternate rows 3 times. I guess the easiest way to say is to purl on the next row and then every other row 3 times.

I hope this helps answer your question.

Have a great day!


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