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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2 Responses to What “Work Even” Means And How To Do It

  1. gloria says:

    please answer this question; Working in pattern is when examplek
    3 p1 is pattern. when the inst.say work in pattern for 3 rows ; is that the pattern? its a mittern and im learning to read instrutions. Thanks and as usual your answers and videos always, help.. you know you taught me Magic Loop and i knitted hats and scarfs for my grands this last christmas.
    oh yes the Work Even Video is very clear!! Thank You so much you are the
    best!

    • Liat Gat says:

      Hi Gloria, I’m so happy you like my videos and that they are super-clear. I didn’t know that you used my Magic Loop tutorial to make Christmas gifts for your family- that is so great! Did the Work Even video clear up your question, or are you still confused? Let me know – I am here to help. :)

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