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Sometimes, the instructions follow the format of “rep from * until” or “rep from *, This knitting shorthand, this knit-speak, can definitely be a hurdle to understanding patterns. Not every pattern writer or publisher uses the same knit-speak, but here’s a guide to some of the more commonly used conventions. ” The until or ending with tells you the last repeat of the set will be slightly different. If you don’t see any special instructions, keep repeating from the * until you run out of stitches.

It’s also called Irish moss stitch, and you might even see it called “hailstones” in a traditional fishermen’s sweater. You alternate single knits and purls to make a flat, highly textured, dense fabric that’s the same on both sides. Seed (moss) stitch is great for almost anything and can be used as an allover texture or in small sections. A welt in knitting is a raised stripe or band. A garter stitch welt is an easy way to make stripes with very little extra work, alternating a few rows of stockinette (stocking) stitch with a few rows of garter stitch.

6 (4mm/UK 8) straight or circular needles Row 3: Knit 1, purl 2, knit 3, purl 2; repeat that sequence; end with knit 1. Row 5: Knit 3, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2; repeat that sequence; end with knit 1. Row 6: Purl across. Repeat Rows 1 through 6 twice more. Other Supplies Repeat Rows 1 through 5 once. Blunt yarn needle Bind (cast) off. Finishing Block your coaster, and weave in the ends. Accidental yarn over As you finish each row, count your stitches. One common problem when combining knits and purls is that the yarn goes over the right needle instead of between the two needles when you take it to the back Knit Purl or front.

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