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11-29-2006, 12:21 AM
I am working on the arm for a little bear in stockinette stitch. This is the first I have worked with a true pattern, and somehow I am not getting it right. After I finish my "work 9 rows straight", I end on a knit row, meaning the next row should be a purl row but the pattern says "next row K10, turn". Maybe I am not getting the "2nd row and foll 4th row right? I really don't know.

I also can't figure out or envision what "rejoin yarn to rem sts and complete as first side" means.

Can you please help?! Thanks a million!

... K 1 row across both sets of sts. 16 sts. Inc one st at each end of 2nd row and foll 4th row. 20 sts.
work 9 rows straight.
Next row K10, turn.
Sec one st at each end of next 2 rows. 6 sts. Work 1 row. Cast off. Rejoin yarn to rem sts and complete as first side.

12-17-2006, 10:55 AM

Hard to believe noone's tried to help you with this yet!
After writing down what's happening with your pattern directions, it seems you're doing this:

Row 1: K 16.
Row 2: Inc, P 16, Inc.
Row 3: K 18.
Row 4: P 18.
Row 5: K 18.
Row 6: Inc, P 18, Inc.
Row 7: K 20.
Row 8: P 20.
Row 9: K 20.
Row 10: P 20.
Row 11: K 20.
Row 12: P 20.
Row 13: K 20.
Row 14: P 20.
Row 15: K 10, TURN. Do not complete row.
Row 16: P2tog, P6, P2tog. (8 sts)
Row 17: K2tog, K4, K2tog. (6 sts)
Row 18: P 6.
Row 19: Bind off these 6 sts, break yarn, and

NOW, rejoin yarn at the right edge of the right side to begin doing these same 19 rows for the other leg? arm?

Good Luck! :wink:


P.S. Check out the videos here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php) for different types of increases.

12-26-2006, 09:27 PM
Perfect timing. I'm working on a baby hoody and came here searching for "rejoin yarn to rem". The pattern doesn't tell me to break the yarn after I work the shoulder shape on the other side. It seemed to make sense but I'm a novice working an actual pattern too and I didn't want to do anything that it didn't tell me to do.

Thanks Diane!!!

12-28-2006, 10:31 AM
No problem!

Glad I could help? :teehee:

Hope the rest of your project goes well!