View Full Version : help with pattern

07-15-2010, 01:21 PM
i just bought the new knitsimple magazine. I saw a throw pattern i really like and skill level is beginner , which i thought i was well beyond. I cannot make this mitered square. I need some help.

07-15-2010, 01:32 PM
What do you have a problem with? If you write out a couple rows where you're stuck (not the whole pattern) we should be able to help you with it.

07-15-2010, 02:07 PM
Thanks Amy

I don't exactly know what I'm doing wrong. I'm supossed to be making squares but they're not coming out as squares.

co 21 mark last st for center co 20 =41sts
row 1 sl 1, k to marker, sl 1 wyif, k to end
row 2 sl 1, k to 1 st before marker, s2kp, k to end-39 sts
rep row 1&2 until 3 sts rem

What i'm doing is: co21 put in marker then co21
row 1 when i get to the wyif do I put the yarn to the bac to cont knitting?
I think when I take the marker out to do the s2kp I may not be putting the marker back correctly.
somehow I was on row 18 ready to do row 2 and i only had like 3sts before the marker and 20 sts after the marker.

does this make any sense?

thanks again

07-15-2010, 02:19 PM
I'm not Amy, I'm one of the moderators.

When you use the marker put it in the stitch not on the needle. Use a paperclip, safety pin or bobby pin if you don't have removeable markers, or a piece of yarn a different color. Leave it in the st, you can still knit it with the marker in, and move it up every few rows. After 6 or 7 rows you should be able to see which is the center st, that's the one you put your needle into first when you slip for the dec.

07-15-2010, 09:15 PM
Thanks Sue. I don't know why I said Amy. I think it's my kids fault. If I can't find a good excuse I blame it on the kids. :)

07-15-2010, 09:17 PM
I just thought of another question. When I have to s1wyif when the mext stitch is knit do I put the yarn in the back or just leave it where it is?

Jan in CA
07-15-2010, 10:28 PM
You put it back unless it calls for a yarn over. Most likely from what you've written you'll move it to the back.

07-16-2010, 11:40 AM

07-21-2010, 10:18 PM
Why do you co a total of 42 when it says 41?

07-21-2010, 11:39 PM
I think she read it wrong.