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Hi Shintoga,

Thank you for responding. I’m making an Aran Afghan Throw blanket, which Is done in squares. I believe you are correct. After further investigation I found that K1, P1, K1 means you should K1, but keep the original stitch on your left needle, and then do the same for the P1 and K1, resulting in an increased number of stitches. Then when you P3 together, it works out. When I tried it, I had the right number of stitches on my needle. A little confusing for a newbie, and I’m only on Row 2 :crazy_face:.

Thanks again!

You’re welcome! Glad you managed to work things out, good luck with the rest of your project !

Hi, my name is Maureen. I have knitted a baby blanket and I am struggling with the edging details on the pattern. There’s 11 stitches in total for this. Row 3 Says k6, yft, s1p, yuk, return slipped stitch to left hand needle, turn (then no more instructions for this row) Row 4 is P5, k1. Can anyone help please?

Kind regards

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Hi Lenny T and welcome to Knitting help

You mentioned about a knitting item needing blocking after it’s washed.
I think all knitted items need to be hand washed. So just give your friend that instruction hand wash hang to dry. Like any delicate item. It then doesn’t need to be blocked again, and I think if you wash it in general wash it will lose the ability to be blocked again.

Just my thoughts


can you give us a better picture so we can see the full pattern.
if i am reading it correct, on the 4th row you purl 5 and knit 1 repeating until the end of the row then the 5th you k1 p9 k1 and repeat that sequence until the end of the row.

that is really odd as it only equals 6 maybe it was an error and they meant to write p5 k1 p5 so it equals 11

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