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12-03-2010, 05:34 PM
I need help desperately reading this chart,

It took me ages to figure out what the hell no stich meant. But, I am still lost and cannot figure out. How to read this Chart. Maybe I am a big newb I don't know but it does not make sense to me. Here is my dilemma.
"CO 6 Stiches
Set-Up Rows:
Row A: *K1 f&b, pm; rep from * 6 times. (12 sts)
Row B: Knit all sts.

and Directions go on to say.
Follow chart as written, reading from Right to Left. The stitches shown on the chart
represent 1/6 of the total number of stitches in each row, designated by the placed
markers. You will work each section six times per row. The stitch count shown in the right
column represents the number of stitches in one section."

The part I am Confused on is. if you look at the chart there are supposed to be 4 stiches per section but there are 12 stiches on the needle and 2 stiches per section. And, I don't understand what it means by doing each section on the row 6 times? its just all confusing if someone can break this down for me. i would very much appreciate it

12-03-2010, 06:19 PM
After you do Row A you have 12 sts which gives you 2 sts between markers, then work Row B. On Row 1 of the chart you YO k Yo K six times. That starts with 2 sts and a YO before each one; the YO doesn't use a stitch, it's just a wrap between the sts. That gives you 24 sts or 4 in each section; The numbers on the right edge of the chart are how many sts you have at the end of each round, not how many you start with. They probably should have been put at the other edge of the chart. Row 3 uses those 4 sts by k1, YO k YO in the next st, k2 for each section. And so on.

03-24-2015, 08:05 PM
Hi, I'm trying to make this hat as well, but I have just the same problem, the number of stitches doesn't seem to fit each row, it just seems illogical. I guess I will try to fit in the number of missing stitches with normal K after a stitch has been added in the previous row. Don't know if it'll work though :p

If someone knows how to read the chart or has made the hat before, please please help!! ha ha

03-24-2015, 09:30 PM
A working link http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-in-philadelphia
For whomever can help with the chart.

03-25-2015, 05:21 AM
Welcome to KnittingHelp!
This pattern seems to have been revised since the original post. You no longer have stitch counts on the rows.
You've cast on 6 sts and joined to knit in the round, then increased in each stitch. Now you have 12 sts. Round 1 of the chart is (yo, k1, yo, p1). repeat 6 times around (24sts total at end of rnd). (Remember that yarn overs don't use a stitch.)
Round 2 (k3, p1) repeat 6 times around (24sts at end of rnd)
Round 3 [k1, (k1, yo, k1 in the next stitch) k1, p1] repeat 6 times. That'll increase 2sts each repeat (36sts at end of rnd).
Is that what you have so far?