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Old 04-30-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
albertanfarmgirl
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Anything that is troubling me is in red; some of the instructions, as at the ends of all three panels, are rather confusing.

Pattern 1: Worked on a multiple of 4 stitches.
Rows 1 and 3: Wrong side, P.
Row 2: *K2, P2 together, leave original stitches on left-hand needle, p the first stitch of the 2 taken together, slip the 2 original stitches from needle (called a purl twist 2); repeat from * across.
Row 4: * Purl twist 2, k 2; repeat from * across. Repeat these 4 rows for Pattern 1.

(Why are the only rows used of both patterns Rows 1 and 2? What colour is each pattern supposed to be?)

Pattern 2: Cable worked over 8 stitches.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: Wrong side. K1, p6, k1. Row 2: P1, slip next 3 stitches to dpn, hold in front of work, k3, k3 from dpn, p1. (What does dpn mean?)
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10: P1, k6, p1.
Repeat these 10 rows for Pattern 2.

Afghan: Outside Panel 1: With MC, cast on 67 stitches.
Row 1: Wrong side. K2; work Row 1 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2; work Row 1 of Pattern 1 over 44 stitches; k2, work Row 1 of Pattern over 8 stitches; k1.
Row 2: K1; work Row 2 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2; work Row 2 of Pattern 1 over 44 stitches; k2; work Row 2 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2. Keeping to patterns as established, work stitches between patterns and at each edge in Garter Stitch (k every row). Work until approximately 68 inches from beginning, ending with Row 2 of Pattern 2. Bind off on wrong side.
Outside Panel 2: With MC cast on 67 stitches.
Row 1: Wrong side. K1; work Row 1 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2; work Row 1 of Pattern 1 over 44 stitches; k2; work Row 1 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2.
Row 2: K2; work Row 2 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2; work Row 2 of pattern 1 over 44 stitches; k2; work Row 2 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k1. Keeping to patterns as established, work stitches between patterns and at each edge in Garter Stitch. Complete as for Outside Panel 1. Note: k1 garter st is placed at each outside edge.
Center Panel: With MC cast on 110 stitches.
Row 1: Wrong side. K1; work Row 1 of Pattern 1 over 20 stitches; k2; work Row 1 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2; work Row 1 of Pattern 1 over 44 stitches; k2; work Row 1 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2; work Row 1 of pattern 1 over 20 stitches; k1.
Row 2: K1; work Row 2 of Pattern 1 over 20 stitches; k2; work Row 2 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2; work Row 2 of pattern 1 over 44 stitches; k2; work Row 2 of Pattern 2 over 8 stitches; k2; work Row 2 of Pattern 1 over 20 stitches; k1. Keeping to patterns as established, working stitches between patterns and at each edge in Garter Stitch, work to same length as side panels.
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