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DavidSydney63 03-29-2013 12:38 AM

Aran Sweater
 
So my next project, and it's going to be a big challenge is an Aran Sweater (think Irish).

Here are the special stitch techniques I need to master:

TWB = knit into back of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together

TWF = knit into front of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off together

TWP = purl into front of second st on left hand needle, then into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together

TWL = slip next st onto cable needle and leave at front, P1, then K1 from cable needle

TWR = slip next st onto cable needle and leave at back of work, K1, then P1 from cable needle

CABLE = slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at front, (K1tbl, P1) twice, then K1tbl, P1, K1tbl, from cable needle.

Yikes - much homework to do!!

GrumpyGramma 03-29-2013 12:55 AM

The hardest part for me is remember exactly what the abbreviations mean! Doing the twists isn't hard. I don't think there are videos on this site but...if you need videos and I can remember how to find them, I'll see what I can do to help.

ETA:

TWF = knit into front of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off together

I think I found this one! How to Knit the Right Twist Stitch

And another:
TWB = knit into back of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together How to Knit the Left Twist Stitch

DavidSydney63 03-29-2013 01:01 AM

Grumpy - that would be WONDERFUL!!

Jan in CA 03-29-2013 01:10 AM

Did you try doing a swatch and testing the directions? I've done TWB although I've never seen it written that way and it wasn't hard.

GrumpyGramma 03-29-2013 01:12 AM

The abbreviations you have are weird. LOL I can't figure out what they mean. Please educate me. What do TWB, TWF, TWL, TWR mean?

DavidSydney63 03-29-2013 01:23 AM

The abbreviations are Patons' ones, not mine and, I agree, they are weird ...

GrumpyGramma 03-29-2013 01:34 AM

Did you see I added links via edit above? I wonder, would Patons site tell what they translate into to know what to search for. I think you can do them w/o a video but for future reference it could be handy. We can all become multi-knitting-lingo-lingual. Try saying that 3 times fast.

DavidSydney63 03-29-2013 02:02 AM

OK so I'm having difficulty with the next step: here it is, help please.

I have 151 sts cast on.

Row 22 - rib 11, inc in next st, *rib 3, inc in next st, rep from * to last 11 sts, rib 11 ... 184 sts.

Yet I ended up with over 190 - wtf have I done wrong???

(now unpicking this row)

so the way I interpret the instruction is for every 3 sts ribbed then increase into the next stitch making two out of 1 ...

GrumpyGramma 03-29-2013 02:31 AM

I'm not figuring it out. It seems to me that for every 4 sts in the row, you will have 5 once you do your inc. and after you subtract for the 11 ribbed sts ea end, it's not divisible by 4. Of course math and I often agree to disagree. Is the pattern online? Maybe there are corrections?

DavidSydney63 03-29-2013 03:11 AM

Gawd I'm a dill - I'm wrong. I actually knit FOUR sts and then increase not THREE (which I why when I first did it I ended up with too many). Bloody ambiguous pattern.


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