Ribbing help

k1 p1 when doing this ribbing do all the k1 have to be k and p1 be p when going to your next row. thanks maggie

When you do any ribbing, the knits are knit and the purls are purled as they face you on the next row.

Sometimes that is hard to see on the first row, so remember that if you end with a purl, start the next row with a knit. If you end with a knit, start the next row with a purl.

In this case, if it’s k1p1 all the way across, the next row will be k1p1, as well.

When you’re working your next row, you work it how it looks to you on that side. So when you turn it around, all of your p’s will look like k’s, so you work them as k’s, and the k’s will look like p’s. Does that make sense?

Important point: If knitting flat, you’ll be looking at the wrong side on every other row. If knitting in the round you should always be looking at the right side. If knitting in the round your knits will always be knits and your purls will always be purls. If knitting flat what were knits on the first row are now purls and visa versa.

Learn what the stitches look like. As Ingrid says you knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you. This means when the knitting is in your left hand and you are ready to knit again.

If you do the opposite (purl the knits, knit the purls) you get seed stitch.