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Lucille 03-07-2008 10:40 AM

Increasing in a rib pattern
I am working on a pattern that has me increasing in a 2x2 pattern at a marker every row, but I am having a hard time keeping the pattern. I also have to cast on 5 sts at the beginning of each WS row (I start with 6 sts, then K2, pm, P2, K2). Every time I try to do this I end up with a big mess. I am also not sure which M1 I should do. If there is any one who can help me find out how to do this I would really be gratefull. Thank you.:??

Ingrid 03-07-2008 05:47 PM

Where is the pattern from? Is there a link?

of troy 03-07-2008 06:14 PM

what kind of make 1? what ever kind you want, just be consistent.

this sort of increase(or decrease) for ribbing is my favorite..

VV|uuVVuuVV (row 1-|=marker, the bold is the new stitch, below)

VV|VuuVVuuVV.............Row1, first increases
VV|VuuVVuuVV.............Row 2 (no increase)
VV|VVuuVVuuVV...........Row 3, second increase
VV|VVuuVVuuVV...........Row 4 (no increase)
VV|uVVuuVVuuVV.........Row 5, third increase
VV|uVVuuVVuuVV.........Row 6 (no increase)
VV|uuVVuuVVuuVV.......Row 7, fourth increase
VV|uuVVuuVVuuVV........Row 8(no increase)

It seems weird at Rows 1 to 6--the 'rib pattern is broken.. but actually it looks fine when worked---

I've worked decreases in the same pattern.. on hats (and because on hats, there are more increase, there are at times, 6 Knits (V's in this diagram) in a row.. but surprizingly, it still end up looking like 2 X2 rib pattern.

Lucille 03-07-2008 08:30 PM

The pattern is from a book "Total Knitting Fashions" by Mari Lynn Patrick

Lucille 03-07-2008 08:43 PM

thank you. I will practice the increase first and then try adding on the 5 cast ons.

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