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December 30th, 2007, 07:52 AM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
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I found a really cute pattern for a baby hat but there's a couple of abreviations I don't know, can anyone help me out?
The first one is in the stitch pattern, it says, Row 1 (RS), what does RS mean?
then it says Row 2 (WS), what does WS mean?

Then on another pattern I noticed that it said to work in round, does this just mean on the connected needles? How do I get the beginning and end of my stitches to connect when I'm knitting?

Thanks

Okay, I edited this because I think I might have found the answers to my own questions lol. RS is right side and WS is wrong side, right? and working in round means on 3 needles like for mittens, right?

But now I'm wondering what M1 stands for lol.. sorry to bother you ladies so much.
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December 31st, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Yes, you're right!

RS- right side
WS- wrong side

In the round simply means taking your cast-on stitches and joining them into a circle so you're knitting a tube. You can do this on double-pointed needles or on circular needles (the ones that are connected by a cord)

M1 means make one. There are a couple of ways to do this, does your pattern specify how? One simple way is just to knit into the front and back of the same stitch.

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January 3rd, 2008, 05:47 AM
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Okay, thanks. Now I came across a pattern that uses SSK, I think this means slip slip knit, but can anyone explain to me how to do that? thanks again.
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January 4th, 2008, 05:55 AM
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Yep! SSK is slip, slip, knit. It's used to decrease your number of stitches.

Slip one stitch from the left to the right needle without actually knitting it. Repeat with 2nd stitch. Then insert the left needle into the front loops of BOTH stitches and knit them together.

Here's a video if you need to see it done.

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