Specifying row numbers

Posted 25 Feb 2013 by JC

If you’ve read our overview, you know that you can contribute a pattern to the collection by entering written instructions in the form of “knitspeak.” The rules for knitspeak state that each set of instructions needs to begin with a list of row numbers – for example,

Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: Purl.

The list has to begin with “row” or “round,” and has to end with a colon :, but between the two you can list the row numbers pretty much any way you want: You can list them in any order. You can list them with or without separating commas. And – drum roll, please – as of today, you can also list ranges of row numbers. Here’s an example:

Rounds 3-7 and 9-13: Knit.

Specifying a range like “3-7” is a tad more convenient than having to enter “3, 4, 5, 6, and 7,” don’t you agree?

You know what else would be convenient? The option of saying “Row 2 and all other WS rows” rather than “Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14.” But that improvement waits for another day.

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