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abunchofus 10-21-2007 12:05 PM

Pattern help please for knitting in the round vs. flat
Hey ladies - I'm working on a pattern but it is knit flat - I want to convert it to knitting in the round - can anyone help me please - I'm just unsure how to change the ssp and p2tog for knitting in the round - I'll post 2 lines here and maybe someone can help me

I'll put X's in the #'s so that I'm not posting the exact pattern.

row 1 -Px, Kx, k2tog, yo, Kx, yo, Px, yo, Kx, yo, ssk, Kx, Px
row 2 - Kx, Px, ssp, Px, Kx, Px, p2tog, Px, Kx

so do I replace P with K stithces
the ssp on row 2 with k2tog's
replace the p2tog on row 2 with ssks

so would row 2 be:
Px, Kx, k2tog, Kx, Px, Kx, ssk, Kx, Px

suzeeq 10-21-2007 12:12 PM

You would have to do Row 2 backwards as well as replacing Ps with Ks and k2tog. So -
Px, Kx, K2tog, Kx, Ps, Kx, SSK, kx, Px.

abunchofus 10-21-2007 12:19 PM

ok good - so my last line above how I was thinking was correct! Yaaaayyy! thank you! that mean's I'm actually learning something :teehee:
Thank you!

mare-nitt 10-21-2007 01:07 PM

Thank you for asking this question.

Is there a book that can guide someone through changing a flat knit project to a circular knit project.

I was wondering why so many patterns are still written for flat knit, when circular seems so much faster in some cases.

Plantgoddess+ 10-21-2007 01:57 PM

I hate seaming, so was thrilled to find a book on designing your own sweaters in the round. I have already made a pullover and a cardigan and have gotten a way better fit than I ever did following a pattern.
I have a large stash of yarn and always had difficulty going through my patterns and matching what yarn I had to a design worked in a specific yarn.
It seems there are more books out there that encourages you to free think design and compensate for personal body shape.

abunchofus 10-21-2007 07:48 PM

plantgoddess - what book did you read that you like so well?

redwitch 10-21-2007 08:54 PM

I think the easiest way for you to convert these flat patterns is to learn to read charts, they represent the fabric you get not the action you use to create it. Then make charts from the written instructions supplied (if no chart given) and knit from the chart, round or flat.

abunchofus 10-21-2007 10:09 PM

Thank you - I've never read charts before
can you suggest a website to learn how? or a book?

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