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mayfair77 07-12-2009 09:58 AM

Help with shawl knitting
I am beginning my first shawl and have got stuck allready. It is a finnish pattern that has been translated and the person who shared this has admitted to forgetting to put in the increases.
So this is where my problem begins the first thing I have to do is co 3 sts then increse these to 5 sts, I know how to increase but the pattern reads K1, inc1, K1, inc1, K1
How can I do that with only 3sts.


gingerbread 07-12-2009 10:37 AM

Ok first knit the first stitch yo(that is your 1st increase) knit the next stitch yo (that is your second increase) knit the last stitch.
It would read like this k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 and that gives you the five stitches.

suzeeq 07-12-2009 10:49 AM

You have the 3 sts on the needle and in the pattern; you would make an inc between sts, something besides kfb. Or you can kfb, kfb, k1 if you wish.

mayfair77 07-13-2009 01:12 PM

A Huge thankyou to you both I shall go play and practice.
I can breathe a sigh of relief that I can get under way.


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