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Old 07-19-2013, 04:33 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
I've decided to tackle, on fingering yarn, a lace shawl. It's actually called "Marigold". The pattern just doesn't make sense:

Cast on 14 sts. Knit 1 row. Proceed:-

1st row: K3, WI.fwd, K2tog, K4. WI.fwd. K2tog. WI.fwd. K3
2nd row: WI.fwd, K2tog, K1. WI.fwd. K2tog. WI.fwd. K4. K2tog. WI.fwd. K4

Wi.fwd is explained:

Pass yarn forward as if for purling. Insert point of the right needle into the next 2 sts on the left needle and carrying the wool over and round the point of the right hand needle knit the 2 sts together. The wool is now at the back ready for a knit stitch.

My problem is that I don't have enough sts left to finish the first row ... I understand that WI.fwd does in fact knit two together and create another stitch simultaneously ... any ideas?
I think the problem is the explanation was over helpful.

The "Pass yarn forward as if for purling" is the instruction for the Wl.fwd, but the "Insert point of the right needle ..." is the instruction for the K2tog. So it's easy to think, from those instructions, that one should do a K2tog as part of the Wl.fwd and then do another K2tog.

I presume you are working from a very vintage pattern because it refers to wool, not yarn, and what looks like an upper case 'I' is a lower case 'L' originally done on a manual typewriter.
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