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So I want to make a diaper cover and found a pattern that looks pretty simple...there is just one line I don't understand. This is what is says :<br><br>
ROW 3 - Knit one, *wool forward, purl two together, knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one. Repeat from *. Turn.<br><br>
What does wool forward mean?? I looked in my learning how to knit book and can't find anything. I hope this isn't too stupid of a question <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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I believe it means to move the yarn to the front of the needle before doing the purl together. I assume they said "wool" because that is what you are using to make a diaper cover.
 

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I believe that the wool forward instruction means that you should move the yarn to the front of the work over top of the needle (instead of how you'd normally move it -beneath the needle - when switching from knit to purl stitches).<br><br>
The pattern row you're describing looks like on that produces a small lacy effect. You're moving the yard forward, which makes an extra loop/stitch, plus you're doing some knitting (or purling) together which makes 2 stitches into 1. These balance each other out and you end up with the same number of total stiches on your needles.<br><br>
I hope I wasn't too confusing - I could explain better if only I could draw a pitcure.<br><br>
One other thing - most pattern leaflets or books have a glossary of their abbreviations and describe what they stand for, so that might be less confusing than I am.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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