Thread: Yarn overs??
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:19 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
The number of sts per repeat is noted in the directions for each pattern st. Scallop edge sts, no change in st number; Granny st, the number changes as noted in each row and summarized below the pattern directions. You can use markers (loops of yarn will do)to keep track of st number and see where you're going wrong in each repeat. If you're off by so many sts, you'll need to decrease to ~72sts or the neck will be huge.

If you like the look of the lacy poncho, then finish by knitting the other 3 sections. I agree that binding off and picking up sts for the neck is more work. That's why the pattern suggests using stitch holders. You can simply slip the sts onto a spare length of yarn if you like. The neck band is straightforward knitting.
Woe is me....shortly after I last posted here, I was checking out how the scalloped edge was looking and ran across a HUGE glaring mistake that could not have been easily fixed...ordinarily, taking something apart goes fairly smoothly...but the type of yarn I was using may have been the culprit of the kazilion knots facing me...it literally took me the entire weekend and into most of Monday to get that skein straightened out...it just knotted itself! Amazing! Its such a pretty yarn, this Caron Simply Soft, but watch out for it...man, I have never seen such tangles and knots! Now I will start over with far more caution!
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