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staceyenever 11-30-2007 12:09 PM

reading a pattern
i have been knitting for a few months now and have just started my first pattern but i dont understand it when it say to end 50sts? the full line is :
cast on 40sts.
next row (k3, inc. in next st) to end (50sts).
which i have done up to increasing the 3 stitches but what dose it mean to end (50 sts)? please help

suzeeq 11-30-2007 12:22 PM

You don't increase 3 sts but increase every 3 sts for 10 sts increased in all. To end means do it across the row and you will have 50 sts when you're done.
Your row would be - K3, kfb, k3, kfb, k3, kfb etc until the end of the row.

Abbily 11-30-2007 12:30 PM

You are supposed to just keep repeating the stuff in the parenthesis until you get to the end (of the row), at which point you will have 50 stitches.

The stuff in the parenthesis means to knit 3, then increase in the next stitch, just like Sue described above.

staceyenever 11-30-2007 01:23 PM

just wanna say thanks for your help i can now continue my pattern:muah:

Abbily 11-30-2007 03:32 PM

You're welcome! It took us all some time to figure these things out. :)

suzeeq 11-30-2007 10:57 PM

Yep, and in my case, by trial and error. I started knitting about 25 years before there was an internet....

nstssj 12-01-2007 04:52 PM

Sue, without you (and this site and all the contributors) I wouldn't know my *** from my long tail...
thx :)
or anything else!

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