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mamadesanti
01-02-2012, 09:41 PM
Hi I am needing help understanding a pattern I found on ravelry. I am not too new to knitting but I just don't understand where to start and would like to know if I can post it here so that I can get the help I need?

Thank you

suzeeq
01-02-2012, 09:54 PM
Don't post the entire pattern, just the rows you don't understand. If you don't understand any of it, then just the beginning will help. Or post the ravelry link and if it's a free one we can take a look at it.

mamadesanti
01-09-2012, 10:41 PM
Okay here is the beginning which I am not understanding. I know how to make the rib but its running the stitch that I don't understand since I have never done that.

C4F: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; k2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle.

C6B: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work; k3 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.

C6F: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; k3 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.

skp: Sl 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over. 1 st decreased.

Here is the link: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf10/PATTbrambles.php

Daylilydayzed
01-09-2012, 11:44 PM
The running stitch is just using waste yarn to keep the ribbing from being stretched out when blocking the hat. Just thread a tapestry needle with waste yarn and run the needle in and out of the knitted fabric above the ribbing and follow the rest of the instructions for blocking.

mamadesanti
01-10-2012, 06:37 PM
Could someone please take a look at the pattern. I don't understand the instructions. I know that I start with the ribbing but what next?

salmonmac
01-10-2012, 06:56 PM
After the ribbing you go on to the Hat body. The next directions depend on what size you are making, small, medium, or large. After this set up row for your size, there's a choice of whether you want a short (beanie), medium (shouch), or long hat (giant tam). So many choices! Which size and type of hat are you going to do?

mamadesanti
01-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Thank you for your reply, I will be making the large hat and medium length. So after the ribbing I go on to the instructions for the hat body? But what about the instructions that come after the ribbing?

C4F: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; k2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle.

C6B: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work; k3 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.

C6F: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; k3 from left needle, k3 from cable needle.

skp: Sl 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over. 1 st decreased.

DogCatMom
01-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Most designers/publishers will give a description of "special stitches" used in a design *ahead of* beginning the actual instructions to make the design.

That's what you've quoted here. The designer is telling you that when you see C4F, C6B, C6F, or skp, you should do the actions specified. It's a reference list for use during work making the hat. Don't *do* anything yet, unless you want to make a practice swatch to see how the special stitches work.

Just keep reading until you get to the magic word "DIRECTIONS." (After, of course, printing the chart. :) )

DCM

mamadesanti
01-11-2012, 12:38 AM
Thank you for your response DCM. So how do I read the chart?

DogCatMom
01-11-2012, 02:41 AM
Print out the chart and note that, on the right-hand side of the page, *underneath* the right-hand chart, is a Key of symbols used in the chart. Note each symbol, and again make sure that you're comfortable making each kind of stitch the symbols refer to (they should be either regular K/P stitches or the special stitches we discussed earlier; the Key isn't where we *expect* to find surprises, but it can happen).

If you haven't read charts before, that's a whole 'nother thing.

The general idea of charts is that they start with Row 1, Stitch 1, at the bottom right-hand corner of the chart and move up, as the knitting itself builds up.

Odd-numbered rows (often referred to as "RS" or right-side) are read right to left; even-numbered rows--when shown at all--are read left to right. Many charts print the even row numbers on the *left* side of the chart, but this one doesn't do that for you. *sigh* It's a nice reminder that you're working on the WS, or wrong side, of the fabric *and* that you should be reading the chart from left to right. (I'm working three charted patterns right now, and I'm very happy :) that each one of them has printed the even row numbers on the left!)

DCM