What “Work Even” Means And How To Do It
"I want to make a hat from the book Boutique Knits. The pattern says to work stitches as they appear. What does that mean?"
Designers instruct you to "work even" or "work stitches as they appear" when they want you to knit all the knit stitches and purl all the purl stitches along a certain row.
In order to do this, you have to know which are the knit stitches and which are the purl stitches.
Here's a video showing exactly how to recognize knit and purl stitches. I also show you how to see when you guessed wrong, and how to fix it.
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