I’m knitting a basic cardigan that involves a moss stitch edge.
The instructions (Debbie Bliss) go something like this:
moss stitch row: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from *
a few rows down:
moss stitch 6, K the rest
P to last 6, moss stitch 6
my issue is with the 6 stitches: if I were to follow the exact moss stitch row patter, I’d end up with:
right side : PKPKPK then K the end
wrong side: Pearl then PKPKPK
This actually creates a rib, because the number of stitches in the moss pattern is even, I end up knitting the knits and purling the purls.
My question is, should I just do it “by instinct”, ie when it’s time to do the 6 stitches should I just makes sure I’m knitting the purls and purling the knits? I guess that’s what I should do, but what worries me is am I reading the instructions wrong? cos if you follow them to the word (ie you follow the moss stitch row for the 6 stitches you end up with ribbing).
Am I rambling or do I make sense?