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Old 06-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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New knitter needs help reading a pattern
I've been knitting for a bit more then a year now and I am lusting after the Hashtag Camisole in the Spring 2013 issue of Interweave Knits. I've never tackled a pattern with parenthesis & brackets so I'm feeling like I'm in my algebra class. Here is the pattern part in question:

P2tog, p1, p2tog,[p3(4,5,3,4,), p2tog] 20 (18, 17, 28, 25) times, p1 (5,3,1,1), [p2tog,p3(4,5,3,4)] 20 (18, 17, 28, 25) times, p2tog, p1, p2tog - 176 (200, 220, 240, 266) sts rem.

I am knitting the largest size. One the first line do p2tog, p1, p2tog then p4, p2tog 25 times, or do I p4 and then p2tog 20 times?

Second set of brackets: Do I p2tog, p4 25 times? I'm not sure what I'm supposed to repeat and when.

I think I may be overthinking this, but I'm clueless on how to tink p2tog's and lacework so I want to make sure I know what I'm doing.

Thanks in advance!
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