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Hello. I am knitting my first ever baby jumper (only scarves previously!) and am stuck on reading the pattern on the sleeves. Can someone translate for me?!
This is the bit in full:
Rib 3, inc in next st, *rib 8, inc in next st, rep from * to last 3 sts, rib 3. 38 sts.
Does this mean rib (its k2, p2 by the way) 3 stitches, and on the fourth increase by one? If so, does the 'rib 8' start on the 5th and newly cast stitch?
Sorry for the basic question and thanks so much. :)
Oops, just realised that I also don't understand something else!
If I increase by one stitch, it will mess up my rib by throwing it out by one stitch. Do I rib the first 3 and then at the 'inc in next st' work the fourth and also the 5th 'new' stitch as one?
I hope that makes sense! Thanks again.
02-14-2006, 06:50 PM
You would work three stitches in rib as it's been established, and then increase in the next stitch. The stitch after that increasing stitch is the first of the 8 you will work in the established rib and then increase in the 9th; work 8 more, increase in 9th, until you get to the end.
You have to look at your knitting and work the stitches as they were worked before--knit the knits and purl the purls to keep the rib going.
I'm curious what they say to do in the next row, though, to keep the ribbing even. :thinking:
Thanks so much Ingrid, you're a star (especially for replying so quick - I can carry on now!).
That makes perfect sense. As for the next row, I should have said that it then swops to stocking stitch so it should all work out. The rows before were rib.
02-14-2006, 06:57 PM
Oh, ok, that does make sense. :thumbsup: