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mkzim 01-20-2013 09:55 PM

pattern help?
 
Hi! I'm knitting a bag for my sister and am running into problems with one of the rows. 170 stitches are on the needle and the row instructions are k1, p1, *k4, p2, [p2tog, k1b, yo, p3] 3 times, p3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k4, p1, k1. end with 170 stitches. my problem is that with the p2tog, k1b, yo, i end up with a 1 stitch increase every time I do it... that comes out to 18 extra stitches! could any one help me out?

Ingrid 01-20-2013 10:16 PM

p2tog, k1b, yo, p3 shouldn't increase a stitch.

You're purling 2 together, knitting one through the back loop, yo, and p3. The p2tog and yo cancel each other out.

Maybe you read k1b as k1f&b (which would be an increase)?

mojo11 01-22-2013 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ingrid (Post 1367509)
p2tog, k1b, yo, p3 shouldn't increase a stitch.

You're purling 2 together, knitting one through the back loop, yo, and p3. The p2tog and yo cancel each other out.

Maybe you read k1b as k1f&b (which would be an increase)?

I'm reading "k1b" as "knit one below"... which also shouldn't increase but I can see how it might. Then again, my pattern reading can't be trusted, so somebody really oughta check me on that.

Antares 01-22-2013 01:07 PM

The KH glossary says this abbreviation means knit one through the back loop (as Ingrid said). However, Lion Brand says that this (k1b) usually means knit one below. The more common abbreviations for knit one through back loop are kbl, k tbl, or K1 tbl.

OP: You might want to look at your pattern to see if it explains what this abbreviation means.

mojo11 01-22-2013 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antares (Post 1367730)
Lion Brand says that this (k1b) usually means knit one below. The more common abbreviations for knit one through back loop are kbl, k tbl, or K1 tbl.

OP: You might want to look at your pattern to see if it explains what this abbreviation means.

Those are the abbreviations I'm familiar with, but that comes with the disclaimer of severely limited pattern reading experience. Hopefully the pattern in question has notes that clarify that abbreviation in the context of the pattern.


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