Zig Zag Ribbons Cloth - How do I do the K1B and K1BL?

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on Jan 13, 2013 8:47 PM

This dishcloth pattern is confusing.  The pattern instructions explain these stitches as follows:

K1B: K1 in front of st in row below, k st on needle

K1BL: K1 in back of next st in row below, k next st

So, I am ready to begin the zig zag pattern.  I have 46 stitches on my needle and this is what the pattern says for Row 2: *K1B, k2, ssk. k5, rep from * across.  I also have a 3 stitch garter border on each row.  So, if I follow what the pattern says, I run out of stitches.  If I do K1B like the online tutorials, it will not be an increase and then when I do the ssk I will have a decrease in the row and will not have 46 stiches when I purl back (as I am to do for every odd row).  I am fairly new to knitting so I hope I have not been too confusing in describing my problem and welcome any suggestions.  Thank you!

 

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Mike Malicki wrote
on Feb 23, 2013 12:31 AM

To knit the pattern , on the k1b the special abbreviations says to knit 1 in front of next st in row below then knit st on needle. when doing this do not take st off  needle until you also knit the st on the needle this makes an increase to offset the ssk.               Mike

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