Im working on a cable bag pattern with charts. I dont understand it. The designer said that the WS rows sts are worked as they appear. Does anyone know how to do this? I’ve never seen a pattern written like this. Can anyone help me with this?? Any help at all I would be so greatful

I think the saying is, if it looks like a knit st. on the back, then knit it. If it looks like a purl then you should purl it.

We have a sticky on this very subject!

I think now I understand now, it got me confused I’ve never seen a pattern writen like this. This helped so much. Thanks again. I’ll probably be reposting for more help!

I merged both threads so my answer is here as well now. Only post your question once so all the answers can be in one place.

Im sorry I didnt realize I posted this is the General Knititng Forum until I already posted and and I couldnt figure out how to delete it. From now on I will make sure Im in the write forum. Sorry

You can go back to the post and hit edit which gives you an option to delete it.

So this means that if the st is a knit while your looking at it from the ws row then you knit it, and the same with the purl st right? Im afraid to start this project until I completely clear on what to do!

Yes, that’s right. The back of a knit stitch is a purl and the back of a purl is a knit. So for stockinette stitch when you knit a whole row of sts and turn they look like purls and you purl them all. But you don’t try to keep track of what you did to them on the previous row, just knit them how they look on this row. There’s some videos and pictures in this threadthat may be useful to you.

Thank you, I will try it. I’ll be knitting alot this week to keep my mind off my grand grand mothers funeral! This really helped me alot

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Thanks, We’re all coping pretty well as of right now.