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PrisKnits
07-04-2007, 10:48 AM
I fully understand the reverse idea in knitting in the round--that is, knitting the opposite on each row, however, I am doing an eyelet pattern stitch which is a 3+2 and I thought that I should leave off the 2 b/c I'm working in the round and don't want one huge section of stockinetter running thru the work. It's not working out though--can anyone help?

suzeeq
07-04-2007, 10:56 AM
Sometimes the extra stitches are there because if you're knitting flat, you need a stitch or two for the edge. Sometimes they're part of the pattern and you need them. Can you write out a couple rows of the pattern? Maybe we can help you figure out how to convert it.

PrisKnits
07-04-2007, 11:05 AM
The pattern stitch is knit one row, purl one row, k2, *YO, k2tog, kn1*, knit last row--basicaly it's stockinette with teh YO row. I eliminated the K2 at the beginning of the YO row b/c I don't want to end up with this huge seam of stockinetter running thru the tube, but the eyelets aren't lining up correctly. The eyelets should be in rows one under the other, but they aren't doing that--help!

Jan in CA
07-04-2007, 11:48 AM

1. k
2. p
3. k2, *YO, k2tog, k1*
4. k

Is that correct? Do all pattern rows (row 3 here) look the same? Or are the eyelets alternating?

PrisKnits
07-04-2007, 11:50 AM
The eyelets *should* run straight under one another, not alternating. Thanks

Jan in CA
07-04-2007, 11:55 AM
It seems as though it should work then if you leave off the purl row and the first k2 IF you have the correct number or CO stitches for this multiple which appears to be 3.

PrisKnits
07-04-2007, 12:06 PM
Well, I am knitting all rows except the 3rd row, and yes, I have the correct # if stitches, so I can't understand what's going on--I'm going to go back to it for the 4th time and try again! Thanks for trying to help--I appreciate it.