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Apr 11, 2011 14:55:06   #
mishawetterling
 
I have Nicky Epstein's Knitting Block by Block book and I love everything she has but have so many questions. like...what does SET UP ROW mean?. here is the beginning of the pattern where it mentions this.

Cast on 46 stitches

set-up row: k35, p4, k7
row 1: p7, m1p<what the heck does this mean???,k4, p2tog,p33
 
Apr 11, 2011 15:34:39   #
StellasKnits
 
The "set up" row is just the row where you set up the form of your pattern. Just do the k35, p4, k7 and then proceed to Row 1. The m1p I means "make one purl-wise". Here's a good graphic to show you how to do it http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/howto/archive/2008/05/15/purlwise-raised-increase-m1p.aspx
Apr 11, 2011 18:15:35   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
mishawetterling wrote:
I have Nicky Epstein's Knitting Block by Block book and I love everything she has but have so many questions. like...what does SET UP ROW mean?. here is the beginning of the pattern where it mentions this.

Cast on 46 stitches

set-up row: k35, p4, k7
row 1: p7, m1p<what the heck does this mean???,k4, p2tog,p33


it's no different than any other 'Row 0' (it's really 1, just a different way for some designers to write)....I think they simply want you to know how important this row is to the success of the rest of the sweater parts....make it, check it....and then you're pretty safe that the following rows will work out....

http://www.vogueknitting.com/pattern_help/how-to/techniques_abbreviations/knitting_abbreviations.aspx

here is a site with abbreviations and terms for future needs...i use it all the time and have been knitting for 55 years....just click, save or bookmark
 
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