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Susan 05-23-2005 07:40 AM

K2/P2 Ribbing Increases

I am working on a with a pattern that is K2/P2 ribbing. You are supposed to increase 1 stitch at each end, every 4th row, keeping the pattern correct... I am completely confused: :?? Are all my inceases in the knit stitch? At what point to I purl them? Is the follwing correct???? (I wonder if I will ever get this....)

R1 Inc1 K2 P2 K2 P2 Incr 1
R2 K1 K2 P2 K2 P2 K1
R3 K1K1 K2 P2 K2 P2 K1
R4 Inc 1K1 K2 P2 K2 P2 Inc 1
R5 K2 K2 P2 K2 P2 K2
R6 K2 K2 P2 K2 P2 K2
R7 K2 K2 P2 K2 P2 K2
R8 Inc 1 K2 K2 P2 K2 P2 K2 Inc 1
R9 K1 P2 K2 P2 K2 P2 K2 K1

I guess my question is, do increase with Knit stitches and when I have enough, resume the pattern????


ekgheiy 05-23-2005 08:56 AM

I wouldn't worry about keeping in a strict K2 P2 pattern from the start of the row. If you always start w/ k2 (or P2 for that matter), you'll mess up the ribbing once the incs begin. So just purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts as you come to them. And remember that when you've inc'd to an odd number of sts, you will have to end or begin a row with K1 (or P1), then continue with the 2x2 rib.

I just casted on 8 sts.

row 1 = k2, p2 across
row 2 = k2, p2 across
row 3 = k1f&b, k1, p2, k2, p2
row 4 = k2, p2, k2, p2, K1
row 5 = P1, *k2 p2, *rep across
row 6 = p1f&b, *k2, p2, *rep across
row 7 = k2, p2 across
row 8 = P2, k2 across (10sts - you are now back to an even 2x2 rib BUT, you are starting with P2, instead of K2.)

Hope that helps :)

Susan 05-23-2005 09:50 AM

Thanks - I think I've got it now...

ekgheiy 05-24-2005 12:48 PM

What's the pattern by the way? :)

Susan 05-25-2005 07:18 AM

It's a long coat sweater pattern. Knitted in mohair... the trim around the cuffs and neckline is a wool and silk blend...

It's my first sweater.... hopefully, it will turn out ok!


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