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22 December 2010 @ 09:49 pm
I'm currently knitting a dinosaur bib (http://downcloverlaine.blogspot.com/2008/04/dinosaur-bib.html) and have gotten to the point where it says the first and last stitches are seed stitch and they will be referred to as B5 (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) so I placed markers at the first five and the last five. The first rows of the pattern every rows has been switched between beginning with a knit stitch or a purl stitch so should I be doing the same thing for B5 the first row do the (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) and then the next row do (p1, k1, p1, k1, p1) I hope this question makes sense if not let me know and I'll try to explain further. Thanks for any help.
Also if that is the case that I switch between knits and purls for the beginning of the rows, row 20 starts with a knit so would I begin B5 with a purl the first time?
hobbitbabehobbitbabe on December 23rd, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
Because you're knitting back-and-forth rather than in the round, you do those first five always as KPKPK. That means that when you look at it, each column will alternate between a knit in the front and a knit in the back(purl in the front). That is what seed/moss stitch should look like. If you switched, so that you'd do every second row like PKPKP, you'd actually get ribbing.
kadie_darlingkadie_darling on December 23rd, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
cathliucathliu on December 23rd, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
From the look of the pattern, the answers to your both your questions are yes.

Start row 21 w/ a purl st for the right border stitches (p1, k1, p1, k1, p1), knit the pattern portion, then do the left border stitches, starting w/ a knit st (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1)
Then on row 22, start with a knit stitch for the right border stitches, knit the pattern, then do the left border, starting with a purl stitch.
And so on...you're trying to maintain the seed pattern, so just look at the stitch from the row below, if it's a knit, then you should purl, and vise versa.

Good luck and have fun.