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KilbyBeauty 10-19-2010 11:49 AM

Oi! I need help with a pattern, Please.
So I am somewhat new to knitting and decided to make a poncho for my niece so I am chose an easy pattern from Bernat. Here are the directions so you know what I am doing:

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Make 2 pieces alike.
Cast on 65 (73-85-97) sts.
1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last row of seed st pat twice more.

Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in stocking st.
Rep last 4 rows 10 times more. 43 (51-63-75) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (9-14-19) times more. 31 (31-33-35) sts. Cast off knitwise.

FINISHING: Sew center Front and center Back seams

I am using the middle size starting with CO 85. Now here is my problem. I made both pieces according to the pattern, one edge with the k2. K2tog. and the other edge with the Sl1. K1. psso. K2. patten. Now I assumed that when sewing the seams I would sew the identical edges together. in other words Sl1. K1. psso. K2. edges together and K2. K2tog edges together BUT they don't fit.

Should I have reversed the pattern for it to work? Did I assume wrong? What do I do? Can some one help me please?

Mirl56 10-19-2010 12:07 PM

What's the name of the pattern? I know it's Bernat, but there are quite a few ponchos.

Does the sheet of directions have a diagram at the end? Their patterns usually do - it should help you figure out how to sew it together.

KilbyBeauty 10-19-2010 12:11 PM

No there was no diagram but here is the link. Thanks

Mirl56 10-19-2010 12:24 PM

See if the diagrams on this one help - it looks like the same shape as the one you're making.

Do you have 2 almost triangle pieces but with the top point cut off? Those 2 short sides form the neck, and each piece goes over one shoulder with the bottom points being the center front and back.
Does this work?

Jan in CA 10-19-2010 12:31 PM

What do you mean "they don't fit?" Are they different sizes? Or do you mean the pattern doesn't match when seaming?

There is a k2 on each end so they should seam nicely with mattress stitch. What type of seaming are you using?

KilbyBeauty 10-19-2010 12:48 PM

Yep I have to two half triangles and the diagram does help.Thank you. So it is ok to sew the Sl1. K1. psso. K2. edge to the K2. K2tog edge even though they look different?

KilbyBeauty 10-19-2010 12:54 PM

When I say don't fit I miss spoke. What I meant to say is, is it ok to seam the sl1. k1. psso. k2 edge and the k2. k2tog. edge together, even though they look different? I assumed that the identical edges would be sewn together...

Jan in CA 10-19-2010 01:09 PM

I merged your two posts since they were identical so all the replies are together.

There really is only one way to seam them with the two wrong sides together. If you do it any other way you'd have one side inside out. So yes, seam those two sides together, wrong sides together.

KilbyBeauty 10-19-2010 01:18 PM

Wonderful! Thank you both. I guess it just seemed wierd to me. And thanks for mergeing, I couldn't figure out how to merge them and don't quite know how 2 posts got up there to begin with. Thanks for the help!:woohoo:

suzeeq 10-19-2010 03:38 PM

A sl k psso dec is done at the beg of a row on the R edge, the k2tog at the end on the L edge. If you sew the edges so the decs were together, one piece would be upside down.

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