HELP! New to Knitting!

I want to knit a poncho for my 7 yr old little girl. The pattern says:
“1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last row of seed st pat twice more”

What is a seed st and can someone explain what the last sentence means? Maybe I shouldn’t even start this and just keep with knitting simple scarves! :rollseyes:

Hello there and welcome!
Seed stitch is not difficult. All you need to do is knit a stitch, purl a stitch, knit a stitch, purl a stitch…(etc.)
In the following rows, you will continue doing this, and you will be knitting all the purl stitches and purling all the knit stitches. This will produce that bumpy texture (as opposed to the smooth texture of stockinette). NOTE: Be sure to bring the yarn to the front (between the two needles) before you purl a stitch, and back again before you knit a stitch.
That sentence about “Repeating last row twice” means just that. Do two more rows of seed stitch.
Have you checked out the videos on this site? They are very helpful. Don’t get discouraged. You will get it in no time!

Another good resource for reading and understanding patterns is the ABBREVIATIONS EXPLAINED page…the tab at the top right of every page.

Thanks for your help! I’m sure that the “language” of knitting becomes easier the more you knit. I did look at the abbreviations list on this sight, but it didn’t list “seed stitch” – or at least I didn’t see it. Thanks again!

You can find all sorts of helpful information about individual stitches on the knitting stitch library on the About website. KnittingHelp is by far the best on the web for clear & helpful explanations of techniques, and once you peruse the stitch library, you’ll be tearing things up in no time.