# You asked: How do you calculate stocking stitch?

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## Is stocking stitch knit every row?

Stocking stitch, or stockinette stitch, is the second most basic of stitch patterns and is created by alternating rows of knit and purl stitches. The right side of the fabric has a ‘V’ pattern and the wrong side has a bar pattern.

## How many rows are in stockinette stitch?

The instruction seems utterly straightforward: work 20 rows. Or the equally unassuming: work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 10 inches. As with so many things in knitting, it’s entirely simple, yet still the source of debate.

## What is a row in stocking stitch?

The stockinette stitch (or stocking stitch in the UK) is formed by one row of knit stitches, one row of purl stitches. … Stockinette stitch produces a fabric of ‘v’s on the right side, and waves on the reverse / wrong side.

## What is knit one row purl one row called?

Stockinette stitch is a basic knitting stitch. To knit stockinette stitch (abbreviated St st), you alternate a knit row with a purl row. Stockinette stitch (or stocking stitch) is everywhere: scarves, socks, sweaters, blankets, hats — you name it.

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## What does k1 p1 mean?

What Does Knit One Purl One Mean? If you are to knit 1 purl 1, it means you will knit one stitch and then purl the next stitch. To make writing and reading patterns quicker and more efficient, knitting abbreviations are used so a pattern may show it as k1 p1.

## Does the cast on row count as Row 1?

Most patterns do not count the cast on as the first row. They tell you to cast on a number of stitches and then start row 1 usually designating it as right or wrong side row, unless you are knitting in the round, then just row 1. So, the cast on does not count as a row.

## What does work 3 rows mean in knitting?

It just means to knit three rows without any changes in the stitch count (no inc or dec) and doing the same stitch you have been doing (knit in this case).

## What is the difference between garter stitch and stocking stitch?

But as a beginning knitter, you really only need to know two patterns: garter stitch, which you create by knitting (or purling) every row, and stockinette stitch, which you create by alternating a knit row with a purl row.

## Is garter stitch and stocking stitch the same?

Garter Stitch is worked by knitting all rows. It yields a sturdy and durable fabric that does not curl. … Stockinette is achieved by knitting one row, then purling one row, until length is achieved. It produces those iconic “V” shaped stitches and yields a smooth fabric.

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