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03-10-2008, 05:21 PM
I'm working on a sweater (found here (http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=2790)) and I've CO the first sleeve. The pattern reads:

Cast on 30 sts loosely.
1st row: (RS). *[K2. (yfwd) twice.] Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 58sts.
2nd row: *P2. (P1. K1) into double yfwd. Rep from
* to last 2 sts. P2.
3rd row: K1. *Sl1. K1. psso. (yfwd) twice. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep 3rd and 4th rows for Open Rib Pat.

This creates a large bell sleeve which isn't really my thing, so I'm casting on 22 sts and I'll adjust the pattern later as needed. But I don't want the open rib pattern to be as big as the pattern would make it. I would like to do only one yo instead of two, but I have a couple questions. On the row after the double yo, it says to p1 k1 into the yos. If I only have one yo, do I purl it or knit it? Or does it even matter? And will it affect the integrity of the pattern?

03-10-2008, 06:49 PM
The reason they have you knit and purl into the double yo is because otherwise it would slip off the needle. Since there's regular ribbing along the bottom, I think I'd purl it just for a little continuity.