AngCable

01-19-2009, 11:41 AM

This is the first time I've ever been stumped on a pattern that is a simple purl and knit sequence.

The link for the pattern is at - http://knitting.about.com/od/stitchglossary/g/elong-chevron.htm - but I've copied and pasted the pattern into this post.

It is the elongated chevron pattern - and it is made as follows:

Pattern

Multiple of 18 + 1

Row 1: Purl 1, *(knit 2, purl 2) twice, knit 1, (purl 2, knit 2) twice), purl 1. Repeat from * across.

Row 2: Knit 1, *(purl 2, knit 2) twice, purl 1, (knit 2, purl 2) twice, knit 1. Repeat from * across.

Row 3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: (Purl 2, knit 2) twice, *purl 3, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2. Repeat from * to last two stitches, purl 2.

Row 6: (Knit 2, purl 2) twice, *knit 3, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from * to last two stitches, knit 2.

Row 7: Repeat row 5.

Row 8: Repeat row 6.

Row 9: Repeat row 2.

Row 10: Repeat row 1.

Row 11: Rep Row 2.

Row 12: Rep Row 1.

Row 13: Rep Row 6.

Row 14: Rep Row 5.

Row 15: Rep Row 6.

Row 16: Rep Row 5.

I look at Row 1, which says -

Row 1: Purl 1, *(knit 2, purl 2) twice, knit 1, (purl 2, knit 2) twice), purl 1. Repeat from * across.

and then Row 5 -

Row 5: (Purl 2, knit 2) twice, *purl 3, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2. Repeat from * to last two stitches, purl 2.

and since this is worked over a multiple of 18 + 1, why is it that Row 1, when worked, adds up to a total of 37 stitches (which makes sense) but Row 5, when worked, adds up to only 28 stitches??? I don't get it.

If its multiple of 18 + 1, casting on 37 stitches would be correct, but when I hit row 5, I'll be left with 9 stitches. What am I missing here?

I'm looking to make a scarf for a relative, simple enough....but I can't figure out this pattern:(

The link for the pattern is at - http://knitting.about.com/od/stitchglossary/g/elong-chevron.htm - but I've copied and pasted the pattern into this post.

It is the elongated chevron pattern - and it is made as follows:

Pattern

Multiple of 18 + 1

Row 1: Purl 1, *(knit 2, purl 2) twice, knit 1, (purl 2, knit 2) twice), purl 1. Repeat from * across.

Row 2: Knit 1, *(purl 2, knit 2) twice, purl 1, (knit 2, purl 2) twice, knit 1. Repeat from * across.

Row 3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: (Purl 2, knit 2) twice, *purl 3, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2. Repeat from * to last two stitches, purl 2.

Row 6: (Knit 2, purl 2) twice, *knit 3, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from * to last two stitches, knit 2.

Row 7: Repeat row 5.

Row 8: Repeat row 6.

Row 9: Repeat row 2.

Row 10: Repeat row 1.

Row 11: Rep Row 2.

Row 12: Rep Row 1.

Row 13: Rep Row 6.

Row 14: Rep Row 5.

Row 15: Rep Row 6.

Row 16: Rep Row 5.

I look at Row 1, which says -

Row 1: Purl 1, *(knit 2, purl 2) twice, knit 1, (purl 2, knit 2) twice), purl 1. Repeat from * across.

and then Row 5 -

Row 5: (Purl 2, knit 2) twice, *purl 3, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2. Repeat from * to last two stitches, purl 2.

and since this is worked over a multiple of 18 + 1, why is it that Row 1, when worked, adds up to a total of 37 stitches (which makes sense) but Row 5, when worked, adds up to only 28 stitches??? I don't get it.

If its multiple of 18 + 1, casting on 37 stitches would be correct, but when I hit row 5, I'll be left with 9 stitches. What am I missing here?

I'm looking to make a scarf for a relative, simple enough....but I can't figure out this pattern:(