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Old 09-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
Dclutterchique
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No, you're not stupid!

Learning to read (decode) patterns is just as big a skill as learning to knit. All those abbreviations, *'s, brackets, repeats etc can look like a new alphabet, never mind a new language.

I'm glad you worked out the answer. As you found out, sometimes going and doing something else (making a cup of coffee, walking the dog, posting on KnittingHelp) can unlock the 'brain freeze', so when one goes back to the pattern it makes sense.
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