Working on the wrong side

Hi everyone,

I need some help. I am working on this pattern:

Making the Blanket
Cast on 132 stitches.
Rows 1-16: Knit.
Begin pattern:
Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2 (wrong side): Knit 8, (purl 8, knit 4) 9 times, purl 8, knit 8.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11: Repeat row 1.
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: Repeat row 2.
Rows 13-18: Knit.
Repeat pattern (rows 1-18) 11 times more. Repeat rows 1-12 once more. Knit 16 rows for border.
Bind off, and weave loose ends to wrong side of work. Wash and block.
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I have made it to the 2nd row of the pattern where it asks me to start knitting on the wrong side. I have never done that before, and I am not sure how to or what it looks like. I tried to find videos and picture images to help, but can’t seem to find any.

Help please! :slight_smile:

When you knit all rows you’re doing garter stitch so the part where you knit both sides will look like the picture linked below.,r:1,s:0&biw=1163&bih=683

Is that what you needed?

The RS or right side is the side you want to be the front. The WS or wrong side is the part you want to be the back.

The first part of your pattern (rows 1-16 and then row 1) are all knit and therefore in garter stitch. Garter stitch looks the same on both sides so it doesn’t really matter which side is which at this point. If you done those rows though the next one you do will be considered the WS. Knit that row according to your pattern and then put a safety pin or other removable marker in the fabric and that way it’ll help you to remember which side is which.

Do I need to do anything special to knit on the wrong side? Like twist the yarn or is the pattern just labelling the sides for me?

You need to do nothing special for the WS…just what the pattern tells you.

You need to work both sides to create the pattern and the pattern design. You might actually prefer the look of the WS in which case you can make that be your RS. It’s personal preference up to a point.

Telling you a row is Right side or wrong side is just giving you information. The RS is the side that faces out and the main pattern stitch is usually done there; stitches aren’t knit any differently, so for row 2, just work the sts as given - K 8, (p 8, k 4) 9 times, and end with p 8, k 8.

It’s the same as the Knitting you were doing for Rows 1 - 16. Nothing has to change. Just start the next row exactly as you did for the first 16 rows.

The “Right Side” and “Wrong Side” just tell you which side is the front of the blanket and which side is the back. Otherwise, just keep on going the same as before.