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Wordsmith42
03-18-2005, 09:28 AM
Hello all

Forgive me is the answer to this seems obvious but can anyone help with the term 'every following row' please?

I'm required, on a four row pattern, to increase on every following third row until the required number of rows has been worked.

Having worked four rows the instruction was to increase at either end of the 5th row and then on every following 3rd row. Does this mean the increses all occur on the 3rd row of the pattern every time? Or, is it literally, every 3rd row counted, which means that the increase will be on a different pattern row every time.
Simple answers please :thinking:

Sara
03-18-2005, 10:32 AM
Don't do anything until someone else confirms this, but I am reading your pattern as:

ROW 1
ROW2
ROW3
ROW4
increase ROW5
ROW1
ROW2
increase ROW3
ROW1
ROW2
increase ROW3

Anyone else?

ekgheiy
03-18-2005, 10:55 AM
Don't do anything until someone else confirms this, but I am reading your pattern as:

ROW 1
ROW2
ROW3
ROW4
increase ROW5
ROW1
ROW2
increase ROW3
ROW1
ROW2
increase ROW3

Anyone else?

I agree. My purple sweater pattern had the same lingo. "Inc every following alternate row." In my case, that mean every other row. In your case, it means every third row. I don't know why they have to include the word "following"; that word is so unnecessary. I think it would be less confusing if they just say "Increase on the 5th row, then every 3rd row" ... easy :rollseyes: :??

Wordsmith42
03-18-2005, 11:54 AM
I just met some ladies iwho said it was effectively the 4th row!

ie
1st row
2nd row
3rd row
4th row
1st row (increase)
2nd row
3rd row
4th row
1st row (increase)

so that you're always increasing on the same row throughout the pattern.

I've always had problems with this instruction and it's so long since I knitted anything, I can't remember a thing
:??

Thank you for your help though - it's appreciated

perced
03-18-2005, 12:07 PM
Don't do anything until someone else confirms this, but I am reading your pattern as:

ROW 1
ROW2
ROW3
ROW4
increase ROW5
ROW1
ROW2
increase ROW3
ROW1
ROW2
increase ROW3

Anyone else?

I agree with Sara, this is how I would knit it.