Hi! I’ve been working on this “Bunny Hop baby blanket” (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/baby-child/bunny_hop-baby-blankt.html) and I’m wondering if maybe I’m doing it wrong. As you will see if you click the link, you start off with six rows of moss stitch and then begin the pattern stitch which is “framed” in 7 stitches of moss stitch on either side of each row.

My question is how should I be doing rows 3 and 4 of the moss stitch frame, particularly at the end of each row? For example, let’s say I’m working on row 2 of the pattern stitch. Obviously, I start by doing the following: sl 1 as if to purl, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 (because row 2 of the pattern stitch corresponds to row 3 of the moss stitch). Then I do the pattern stitch (in this case, knitting all knit stiches and purling all purl stitches). Then, I get to the last seven stitches of the row and this is where I get confused. Do I slip another stitch and then k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, and p1? Or do I simple alternate knit and purl stitches, which would mean that to follow the pattern, I’d have to k, p, k, p, k (in order to end the row with k2, as the pattern directs).

Hopefully, this makes sense! And all input is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Hope

The slip stitch is only done on the selvedge edge of the piece, to give you a nice edge, don’t slip a stitch when you’re switching from pattern stitch to border stitch unless it specifically tells you to.

Moss stitch is K1, P1 alternating rows. So if you have a K1, P1 on this row, on the next row you’d see a P1, K1. You would always knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches. Just follow the established pattern from the previous row.

HTH