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Re: [logan2knits] a question

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  • Martha Neth
    Margaret makes a good point. Once you have decided which is the right side you need to remember it. Armhole shaping often depends on RS/WS and you don t want
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      Margaret makes a good point. Once you have decided which is the right
      side you need to remember it. Armhole shaping often depends on RS/WS
      and you don't want to end up doing the shaping on the incorrect side.


      On Thursday, December 21, 2006, at 09:24 AM, margaret crozier wrote:

      > Dear Kelsey,
      > I have another explanation for you. In many patterns the front side of
      > the work (RS) will have the knit stitches with the "v" part facing you
      > nad the bump of the purl on the other or the (WS) side. In stockinette
      > it is easy- the smooth side woll usually be the front and the bumpy
      > the wrong side. Some patterns are truly reversible- the front and back
      > are the same. In this case you have to decide which will be the WS. I
      > prefer to look to my cast on row and see which side looks the nicest
      > and make that the RS. I mark the RS with a small safety pin through
      > the front of one of the stitches so that easily figure out which. Many
      > ribbing, stripe and box type stitches and of course garter stitch are
      > reversible. I hope this helps.
      > Margaret
      >
      > Kelsey Byers <BLuDRoSe23@...> wrote:
      > What does Right Side (RS) and Wrong Side (WS) mean? I mean I
      > understand the obvious
      > being the right side and the wrong side of the piece you are making,
      > but when it says it in
      > a pattern...what am I looking for...what do I do? My stitch n' bitch
      > books dont seem to say
      > anything about it. For example, I am starting a sweater for my
      > dad....there are a few parts
      > that use those abbreviations....one part says "Row 1 (RS)", another
      > says "end WS" and
      > another says "With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and k
      > 105..." I especially dont
      > get the last one. Anyhow...any help would be greatly appreciated...
      >
      > thanks!
      > Kelsey
      >
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