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tryingtobeaknitter 08-16-2012 07:44 PM

place marker on needle?
So my pattern says (k4, y.o, k2 tog,) twice, k4, y.o, k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k1.....
im guessing i do (k4, y.o, k2 tog,) two times, is that right?
but place marker on needle?? how and why?

suzeeq 08-16-2012 07:52 PM

How is just putting a marker of some sort - paperclip, ring, a loop of yarn - on the needle. Why is usually to indicate either where you do future incs, or to set off the stitch pattern repeat. We can answer that a little better if we know what the pattern is. In future rows it' may tell you to slip the marker or sm, and you just move it from one needle to the other. Sometimes patterns don't say that, but you do it anyway.

tryingtobeaknitter 08-16-2012 08:02 PM

heres pattern for row 1
(k4, y.o, k2 tog,) twice, k4, y.o, k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k1, y.o, k2 tog., k4, y.o, k2 tog., k1, y.o, k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k19, y.o, k2 tog, k4, y.o, k2 tog, k10, y.o k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k1, y.o, k2 tog, k4, y.o, k2 tog, k1, y.o, k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k4 (k2 tog, y.o, k2 tog) twice - 3 incs. Slip markers on every row.

so i put marker when it says so in every part of the pattern for the first row, and at the end i put a marker on every row I've knitted so far??

suzeeq 08-16-2012 08:38 PM

I meant the name of the pattern and a link to it or a picture.

You put just 4 markers on the needle that first row and on all the rows after it just slip them from one needle to the other when you come to them. You don't put them on every row, slipping them carries them along the knitting as you go.

tryingtobeaknitter 08-16-2012 08:53 PM

its a pattern from etsy. But i think i understood now, i will probably ask again if theres something i don't understand:P
Thank you so much for helping.

fatoldladyinpjs 08-17-2012 05:43 PM

The purpose of the markers is to make it easier to see the position of your pattern stitches or cables. It eliminates or lessens counting. You can use commercial markers or tie a piece of contrasting yarn around your needles. Another thing I like to use is bobby pins stuck into the knitting row directly underneath the current row. They're easy to take out and put back in place. They're also great for marking the beginning of a round in crochet.

tryingtobeaknitter 08-19-2012 01:31 PM

new problem
thank you:) i got down the marking bit, but now I'm having a problem with this row. its the first row and I've done it 3 times now and still theres something wrong I'm doing. The row before this one i increase to 88sts and that works fine. Its when i do the row 1(i posted earlier) i get in to trouble, at the end of it theres not enough stitches left, and i have no idea what to do.

I get to (y.o, k2 tog, k4) twice - 3 incs. Slip markers on every row. After I've done the y.o, k2 tog, k4 there is only 3 stitches left, and am i suppose to increase at the end of the pattern?

suzeeq 08-19-2012 02:02 PM

A yo doesn't use a stitch, it's just a wrap around the needles. The "- 3 incs" means that when doing the row as written, by the end of the row you'll have increased your sts by 3 so will have 91 sts. Go back to the beginning of the row and name the sts and see if you did too many decs or got off somewhere.

After the last marker the pattern reads - k1, y.o, k4 (k2 tog, y.o, k2 tog) twice - so you should have 13 sts to do that last part on.

salmonmac 08-19-2012 02:26 PM

Can you give us a link to this pattern or a pattern name?

It may be that there's something wrong with the way the pattern is transcribed in your earlier post because it looks like it'll take 93sts to begin the row, not 88sts. Also, I get an increase of 6sts overall in the row as written.

tryingtobeaknitter 08-19-2012 03:11 PM

oh, i wrote the wrong ending of the pattern its

( y.o, k2 tog, k4) twice -- 3 incs

I have contacted the person i bought the pattern from to get the name of it.

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