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auburnchick 12-30-2008 10:51 PM

Need Help W/Creative Knitting Jan 2009 Pattern
 
Hi all! I need help ASAP.

I just bought the January 2009 issue of Creative Knitting. I want to make the Waffle Stitch Spa Cloth (pg 51). I think there's a mistake in the pattern, but I can't find an errata anywhere. Probably too soon, unless I'm doing something wrong.

Can someone take a look at the pattern and help?

The part I'm having a problem with is in Row 2. The numbers are not adding up. Really, Row 1 doesn't add up either, but I think they left off part of the instructions (you're supposed to do a K2 before the border stitches...instructions do not indicate this). The same reasoning won't work for Row 2 though.

I have no idea what to do!

Ugh!

Thanks in advance!

suzeeq 12-30-2008 11:57 PM

Can you post just rows 1 and 2 (and the CO number); maybe we can help you even if we don't have the pattern.

auburnchick 12-31-2008 12:00 AM

CO 41

Row 1: K3, *k2, P1; rep to last 3 stitches and K3
Row 2: K3, *k1, P2; rep to last 3 stitches and K3

Ingrid 12-31-2008 12:08 AM

I just checked my issue, and I think you're right. If you cast on 41 stitches and subtract 6 for the edging, that leaves you with 35. 35 is not divisible by 3, so you'd have to have 33 or 36 between the edging. The picture looks as if there are 33 stitches.

auburnchick 12-31-2008 12:15 AM

A gal on Ravelry suggested that I knit the extra stitch on Row 2, but after completing two pattern repeats, it looks like part of the rows are thrown off.

Ugh...:wall:

I've frogged it and think I will make the Turn Back Time Spa Cloth from the January 2008 issue.

KnitTogether 12-31-2008 12:30 AM

I find it so annoying when a pattern seems obviously wrong....

The only way I could see that working, as written for 41 stitches, would be:

Row 1: K3, *k2, P1; rep to last 3 stitches (ending with K2); K3
Row 2: K3, *P2; K1; rep to last 3 stitches (ending with P2); K3

auburnchick 12-31-2008 12:59 AM

One day, when I have time, I'll try it with plain scrap yarn. I'm trying to get my sister's birthday gifts knitted up quickly because her birthday is the 9th of January. I have to allow time for mailing too.

Thanks so much you guys! :muah:

suzeeq 12-31-2008 01:26 AM

Quote:

Row 1: K3, *k2, P1; rep to last 3 stitches (ending with K2); K3
Row 2: K3, *P2; K1; rep to last 3 stitches (ending with P2); K3
Or would this work.....?

Row 1: K3, k2, *P1, k2; rep to last 3 stitches. K3
Row 2: K3, P2; *K1, p2; rep to last 3 stitches; K3

KnitTogether 12-31-2008 01:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1188794)
Or would this work.....?

Row 1: K3, k2, *P1, k2; rep to last 3 stitches. K3
Row 2: K3, P2; *K1, p2; rep to last 3 stitches; K3

Yes; that's a clearer way of writing what I was trying to convey.

suzeeq 12-31-2008 01:40 AM

I thought it might. It shows a multiple of 3, plus 5 sts which is what 41 is.


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