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Barelysanelately 11-27-2012 03:57 PM

Pattern help please
 
I am knitting a comfy shrug and do not understand what they want me to do in round 7. It says-

Round 7: P2, k3, [p4, k3] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round for 3 (4, 5, 6) times more.
Repeat last 4 (5, 6, 7) rnds once more.

The repeat part is confusing me. Do I include the times I repeated round 7 or do I do just the last 5 rounds? Hopefully some one can explain it so I understand. This is the comfy shrug from red heart. Thank you in advance

Barelysanelately 11-27-2012 03:58 PM

Sorry, it is the 2nd repeat that I dont understand.

HandyFamily 11-27-2012 04:09 PM

Well, you first repeat round 7 3 (for example) times. Than repeat the last 4 rounds - i.e. 4 rounds similar to 7 - once more.
Which means, in short, do round 7 8 times in all, if you are making the smallest size, or 6+1 = 7 times - for the second, or 7+1=8 times round 7 - for the biggest size.

Jan in CA 11-27-2012 04:29 PM

Pattern link- http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/comfy-shrug

Repeat last round means repeat round 7. The numbers 3(4 5 6) are the number of times for your size. So if you're making a medium you'd repeat round 7 four times.

Barelysanelately 11-27-2012 04:42 PM

What is confusing is that if they wanted me to repeat just round 7 four more times why didnt they just add that number into the first repeat? instead of saying repeat twice.

suzeeq 11-27-2012 04:50 PM

It's probably worded the way it is to take account of the different number of times you do it depending on the size.

Barelysanelately 11-27-2012 04:53 PM

That makes sense. But it sure had my head spinning, lol. Thanks

salmonmac 11-27-2012 06:33 PM

Now woner your head was spinning! Unless there's something else going on later in the pattern, they could have just said:
Round 7 P2, k3, [p4, k3] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round for 7(9, 11, 13) times more.

Barelysanelately 11-27-2012 06:44 PM

Thank you, that is what I thought so it made me question if I had to do something else, lol

suzeeq 11-27-2012 06:46 PM

Thanks for translating that clunky way of writing it. It was beyond my brain today. It's firing a couple cylinders off....


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