Knit all Knit Stitches?

Hello! Newbie here. I’m sure this is obvious, but what does it mean when the instructions say “Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear”? Does this mean if the last stitch on the last row was a purl, I purl the first stitch on my new row or knit it? I’ve tried it both ways and can’t decide what’s right. Thanks!

it means that AS YOU LOOK AT THE STITCH,when you are about to work it;

if it appears to be a knit, then you knit it.
If it appears to be a purl, then you purl it.

Now, if your last stitch on the row was a purl and you have turned your work to start the next row - that purl stitch appears as a knit. So you knit it.


Look at the stitches when you are holding the knitting in your left hand getting ready to do the next row. The knit stitches look like they are wearing a scarf properly and a the purl stitches are wearing it backward. Each stitch has a purl side and a knit side so if you end with a purl and turn it over it will be a knit.

The very best thing you can do is learn what the stitches look like. It will help you tremendously when you are knitting. Here’s a picture of what they look like.