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jbClark 09-02-2013 05:20 PM

pattern problem
I have cast on 33 sts and followed my pattern well until this point....i end up with not enough stitches. What am I doing wrong?
Pattern reads as this: K2tog, *k2tog twice, (yo, k1)5 times, yo, ssk twice, sl 1-k2tog-psso; rep from *, end k2tog.

I am reading this as K2tog three times, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, ssk ( or is it yo ssk, yo ssk?) sl1-k2tog-psso (does that mean you pass the slipped stitch over the two stitches you knit together?) and then I repeat the k2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk twice, sl1-k2tog-psso and then at the end k2tog...which I do NOT have because there aren't enough stitches. Please help clarify this pattern for me!

salmonmac 09-02-2013 05:37 PM

That's the way I would read it too (and yes, it's only ssk twice and also yea, psso the k2tog). Are you doing the yo correctly? It doesn't use a stitch, it's a yarn over needle between sts.
Can you give us the stitch count before the row and does the pattern give the stitch count after the row? The sts between the asterisks remain the same (the increases and decreases are equal) but the k2togs at the ends will decrease sts.

jbClark 09-03-2013 08:59 AM

The pattern doesn't give number of stitches in the next row, just purl.
Row after this is knit, then back to same pattern I gave you. 33 sts is the start of the first row again, to repeat the pattern.

Maybe the first row is wrong?
k1, *(yo, k1)twice, yo, ssk twice, sl 2sts knitwise-k1-psso, k2tog twice, (yo, k1) 3 time; rep from * to end.

Row 2 Purl
row 3 knit. Repeat this pattern rows 1-4 three times, so I would say that 33 sts is the same number throughout.

salmonmac 09-03-2013 12:57 PM

Row one looks ok but that's a good idea to check that row. The repeats in row one and two are 16sts but the problem is in the total for row 4 (the row you initially quoted). The k2tog at each end requires 2sts each and with 16 x 2 sts in the repeats and 4 more for the k2tog that's 36sts.
I'm sorry, I missed it the first time around. I wonder if one end of row 4 should be k1 with just the repeat ending the other end instead of k2tog? I can give it a try tonight at home.

salmonmac 09-03-2013 07:32 PM

Nope, it's not making sense to me, even on the needles. Can you give us a pattern link or a pattern name for this stitch sequence?

jbClark 09-06-2013 08:41 AM

knitting pattern
The pattern is in a book....Vogue Knitting Stitchionary, volume one knit and purl. Page 74, pattern 108 Ostrich feather lace. It is so frustrating to try this and have a problem. I looked up corrections for this book and this is not in it.

salmonmac 09-06-2013 12:22 PM

I'll see if I can find the book at our library. maybe lookiing at the picture will help. Can you post a picture from the book? It's definitely a variation on feather and fan.

GrumpyGramma 09-06-2013 12:35 PM

http://knittingforbeginners.webgifts...-feather-lace/ Is that it?
I also found something else with the same name and a chart that I'm not deciphering.
the second link is the chart.

salmonmac 09-07-2013 12:50 PM

It looks like the problem is in this second lace pattern row. You're right, it requires too many sts (3 more than you have).

K2tog, *k2tog twice, (yo, k1)5 times, yo, ssk twice, sl 1-k2tog-psso; rep from *, end k2tog

If you drop off the k2tog at each end, start the row with the repeat and end with a k1, it works

*k2tog twice, (yo, k1)5 times, yo, ssk twice, sl 1-k2tog-psso; rep from *, end k1

jbClark 09-09-2013 05:52 PM

Thanks for your help.

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