Yay! We’re on our way…
So, let’s recap…we’ve learned to cast on and knit our first stitches, right?
Now, it’s time to purl and create a sequence of knits and purls! You had a video on Day 2 on How to Purl. If you need to refer back, please do.
You should have your first 3 rows knitted, easy huh?
The next 8 rows will provide you with the foundation to creating this fabulous modern dishcloth…here we go!
The music is a bit corny, but the technique is spot on! K2, P2.
1st row– K3, *K2, P2* repeat to last 3 sts, K3
You will knit the first 3 sts, then K2 sts, the purl 2 sts. The asterisk means you will repeat ONLY those sts until you reach the last 3 sts. THEN knit the last 3 sts.
2nd row – K3, *K2, P2* repeat to last 3 sts, K3
Exactly the same as the 1st row.
3rd row—Knit all sts
Knit all sts. Keep in mind, your K3 border sts are embedded in this row.
4th row—K3, P32, K3
You will knit the first 3 sts, then purl the next 32, then knit the last 3
5th row—K3, *K2, P2* repeat to last 3 sts, K3
Exactly the same as the 1st and 2nd row.
6th row—K3, *K2, P2* repeat to last 3 sts, K3
Exactly the same as the 1st, 2nd, and 5th row.
7th row—K3, P32, K3
Exactly the same as the 4th row.
8th row—Knit all sts
Exactly the same as the 3rd row.
WooHoo! Round 1 complete.
How’d you do?
I’ve included an “Oops, I dropped a stitch” video for you to use if necessary. Enjoy!
Alright! You are done for the day and it’s time to celebrate. Glass of wine perhaps?
Set your project aside and be pleased with a job well done. Don’t forget to post your pictures to our fabulous Flickr group. I’ll check in this evening to answer any questions and see your lovely work.
Remember: This doesn’t have to be perfect, just that you know how to do the stitch. Practice makes perfect.
Tomorrow: Full steam ahead on our way to completing the 8 round pattern 6 times, and the first 3 rows just one more time. Promise, it’s NOT hard.