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knitting instructions re: understanding pattern?

January 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Instructions for Knitting

after the first 18 rows, the pattern says to increase 1 st at each end of 11th and every following 8th row until a certain amount of sts remains….
would that be row 29, 37, 45 etc?
this is the way i’ve done it but now i’ve run into problems in terms of the remaining stitches….
(the pattern is: k row, k row, k row, p2 tog, m1 until last st, p1
suddenly 90 or so rows in i’ve ended up with an even amount of sts at the p2tog row so that there is no remaining st. to purl….
i’ve double checked my counting & i don’t seem to have made a mistake)
help!

Yes, that sounds like you’re doing it right! Not sure what happened. I run into problems like that a lot, and I just make up my own thing then. If it’s a sweater, whatever I makeup for the front, I’ll write it down and then do the same for the back. Or you could frog the whole thing and start over???

Good luck, and remember to have fun. Knitting should definitely not be a burden!

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  • 1 Cathy G // Jan 20, 2010 at

    Yes, that sounds like you’re doing it right! Not sure what happened. I run into problems like that a lot, and I just make up my own thing then. If it’s a sweater, whatever I makeup for the front, I’ll write it down and then do the same for the back. Or you could frog the whole thing and start over???

    Good luck, and remember to have fun. Knitting should definitely not be a burden!
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  • 2 mickiinpodunk // Jan 20, 2010 at

    Well, usually it tells you to increase each end in the next row, followed by increasing each end at the 11th row knit after that and then every 8th row after that until you have a certain number of stitches. In your purl 2 together row it sounds like you should have an odd number of stitches to end up with one final stitch to purl. Reread your directions and count your stitches before you get to the purl row. You can fudge that purl row by doing a p1, *m1, p2tog* to the last stitch p1 if you are supposed to have an even number of stitches in that row.
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  • 3 lilcinderebel // Jan 20, 2010 at

    If my counting is correct – I think you missed an increase. You were supposed to increase at row 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, and so on. That could be the issue. Plus, did you increase on both sides of the row – the first/second and last/second to last stitch??

    If you can’t figure it out, and none of us sound like we’re helping, the best thing to do is to bring it into a knitting store for some help!

    Good luck!
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