Q: In a knitting pattern, what does it mean when it tells you to 'work' 1 row?
I hope you are well. Please could you help me with another query.
I have started the Rowan big wool hat. Nearly finished it....yippee....just a few more instructions to follow....and this is where I'm stuck....
To shape the top, the pattern tells me to:
Row 1 (RS) (Moss st 7sts, P3tog) 4 times, K1, 33sts (I get this bit) but then it tells me to 'Work 1 row'. Please could you tell me what that means?
Row 3 (Moss st 5 sts, P3tog) 4 times, K1, 25sts then Work 1 row again.
Thanks very much,
In knitting, 'work' means to continue the next row in the pattern you've been using. In this case it's moss st. So you have to moss st one row. Of course, the pattern is assuming you know whether to start that row with a knit or a purl. If you choose the wrong one, you'll end up with rib! So look at the sts carefully to know if you are starting with a knit or a purl stitch.
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