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11-30-2009, 05:16 PM
I am working on a project that is my most ambitious to date. It's been great! I've learned how to make bobbles and cables but now it's time for some shaping and I am getting a little lost.

The pattern reads:
1st row: pl, *p3, c4b, p4, rep from *to end.
2nd row: *k4, p4, k3, rep from * to last st, k1.
3rd row; p1, * p3, k4, p4, rep from * to end.
4th row: k4, p4, k3, rep from * to last st, k1.
From 1st to 4th row sets patt.
Keep continuity of patt as set proceed as follows:
next row: patt 1, p2tog, patt 7, * p2tog, patt 9, rep from * to last 13 sts, p2tog, patt 8, p2tog, patt 1. Work 5 rows more without shaping.

I've completed the first four rows and am now at the bit where I am to start purling things together.
Do I purl the first stitch or start working the pattern between the *'s of line one?
When it says patt 1, does that mean one stitch? I'm really confused


11-30-2009, 07:57 PM
Yes, 'patt X' is working the pattern over that many sts. The 'next row' starts with working the pattern over 1 st, p2tog, then the pattern over 8 sts, then you start the repeats of p2tog and work the pattern over 9 sts.