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DavidSydney63
03-29-2013, 12:38 AM
So my next project, and it's going to be a big challenge is an Aran Sweater (think Irish).

Here are the special stitch techniques I need to master:

TWB = knit into back of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together

TWF = knit into front of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off together

TWP = purl into front of second st on left hand needle, then into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together

TWL = slip next st onto cable needle and leave at front, P1, then K1 from cable needle

TWR = slip next st onto cable needle and leave at back of work, K1, then P1 from cable needle

CABLE = slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at front, (K1tbl, P1) twice, then K1tbl, P1, K1tbl, from cable needle.

Yikes - much homework to do!!

GrumpyGramma
03-29-2013, 12:55 AM
The hardest part for me is remember exactly what the abbreviations mean! Doing the twists isn't hard. I don't think there are videos on this site but...if you need videos and I can remember how to find them, I'll see what I can do to help.

ETA:

TWF = knit into front of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off together

I think I found this one! How to Knit the Right Twist Stitch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXdw91-xTyA)

And another:
TWB = knit into back of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together How to Knit the Left Twist Stitch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JuLfDWikSo)

DavidSydney63
03-29-2013, 01:01 AM
Grumpy - that would be WONDERFUL!!

Jan in CA
03-29-2013, 01:10 AM
Did you try doing a swatch and testing the directions? I've done TWB although I've never seen it written that way and it wasn't hard.

GrumpyGramma
03-29-2013, 01:12 AM
The abbreviations you have are weird. LOL I can't figure out what they mean. Please educate me. What do TWB, TWF, TWL, TWR mean?

DavidSydney63
03-29-2013, 01:23 AM
The abbreviations are Patons' ones, not mine and, I agree, they are weird ...

GrumpyGramma
03-29-2013, 01:34 AM
Did you see I added links via edit above? I wonder, would Patons site tell what they translate into to know what to search for. I think you can do them w/o a video but for future reference it could be handy. We can all become multi-knitting-lingo-lingual. Try saying that 3 times fast.

DavidSydney63
03-29-2013, 02:02 AM
OK so I'm having difficulty with the next step: here it is, help please.

I have 151 sts cast on.

Row 22 - rib 11, inc in next st, *rib 3, inc in next st, rep from * to last 11 sts, rib 11 ... 184 sts.

Yet I ended up with over 190 - wtf have I done wrong???

(now unpicking this row)

so the way I interpret the instruction is for every 3 sts ribbed then increase into the next stitch making two out of 1 ...

GrumpyGramma
03-29-2013, 02:31 AM
I'm not figuring it out. It seems to me that for every 4 sts in the row, you will have 5 once you do your inc. and after you subtract for the 11 ribbed sts ea end, it's not divisible by 4. Of course math and I often agree to disagree. Is the pattern online? Maybe there are corrections?

DavidSydney63
03-29-2013, 03:11 AM
Gawd I'm a dill - I'm wrong. I actually knit FOUR sts and then increase not THREE (which I why when I first did it I ended up with too many). Bloody ambiguous pattern.

GrumpyGramma
03-29-2013, 11:41 AM
Did it work out? I want to see your pattern or a photo of what you're working on.

justplaincharlotte
03-29-2013, 11:44 PM
Good luck with your new stitches! You've already got the cable stitch accomplished in your lovely masculine scarf, so you're one up on that one. :thumbsup: An Aran Sweater is such an ambitious project - I look forward to seeing it in progress and when you're done. It will be just lovely! :muah:

DavidSydney63
03-31-2013, 08:06 PM
For better or worse I've decided to not to the Aran Sweater as it's too complex and requires so much silence when knitting. I am, however, now doing a raglan sweater that's a much easier cable pattern (see under what'cha knitting, too). I will, in time, get back to the Aran Sweater once I'm more experienced.

ArtLady1981
04-01-2013, 08:41 PM
For better or worse I've decided to not to the Aran Sweater as it's too complex and requires so much silence when knitting. I am, however, now doing a raglan sweater that's a much easier cable pattern (see under what'cha knitting, too). I will, in time, get back to the Aran Sweater once I'm more experienced.

David, I've been there, done that, too! If a knit is causes too much trouble, why bother? There are too many designs to choose from, designs that are just as handsome, but much more fun to knit!

I think you have the skill set to knit this Aran Sweater, but I concur with your decision to move on to the other Cable and Rib pullover. I'd do the same thing. :thumbsup: