# Working rows even?

I’m relatively new at this, and I don’t understand what the pattern’s saying.

In case the context is important, it says:

CO 10 sts. P 1 row.
Increase Row [RS]: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1

Then(here’s where I’m lost),

“Work one row even.
Work these 2 rows twice more
Work Increase row.”

Would someone please explain to me what this means?

Work one row even means to knit the entire row.

When it says to knit one row even, it means to work that row in whatever pattern you had been using up to that point (in this case it looks like it will be all knit stitches) but without any increases or decreases.

If it helps, the rows on which you’re not doing any increases are the purl rows (the wrong side rows).

So, you’re doing this:

Row 1: purl
Row 2: knit with increases
Row 3: purl
Row 4: knit with increases
Row 5: purl
Row 6: knit with increases

Angelia is right, sorry that I said it looked like all knit stitches - I missed the part that the first row was a purl row. Listen to her, not me! :lol:

:rofling: What’s funny is that when I read your post, I thought you said the project was in stockinette!

I wasn’t expecting help so quickly, but thanks for the clarification.

…I was wondering why both tips contradicted each other! Now I can continue. Thanks a lot for the help!

You’re welcome! And if you run into more trouble, give us a holler!

:?? Hmmmm, this stumps me!

I get 8 rows when looking at this. Doesn’t the ‘work these 2 rows twice more’ refer to the 2 directions they gave just before that one? (knit w/inc and then work even (purl)), then the last direction is knit with increase? I’m a newbie also, but this confuses me!

Yes, I count 8 rows after you finish this section of the directions.

Row 1 = Purl

Row 2 = Increase row

Row 3 = “even” purl row (no increase)

Row 4 = same as Row 2

Row 5 = same as Row 3

Row 6 = same as Row 2

Row 7 = same as row 3

(4-7 are the ‘work these 2 rows twice more’)

Row 8 = work increase row

Woo hoo!! I can count, even on a caffeine high!! :cheering: :lol: :cheering: :cheering:

Hope this helps.