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Old 08-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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place marker on needle?
So my pattern says (k4, y.o, k2 tog,) twice, k4, y.o, k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k1.....
im guessing i do (k4, y.o, k2 tog,) two times, is that right?
but place marker on needle?? how and why?
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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How is just putting a marker of some sort - paperclip, ring, a loop of yarn - on the needle. Why is usually to indicate either where you do future incs, or to set off the stitch pattern repeat. We can answer that a little better if we know what the pattern is. In future rows it' may tell you to slip the marker or sm, and you just move it from one needle to the other. Sometimes patterns don't say that, but you do it anyway.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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heres pattern for row 1
(k4, y.o, k2 tog,) twice, k4, y.o, k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k1, y.o, k2 tog., k4, y.o, k2 tog., k1, y.o, k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k19, y.o, k2 tog, k4, y.o, k2 tog, k10, y.o k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k1, y.o, k2 tog, k4, y.o, k2 tog, k1, y.o, k1, place marker on needle, k1, y.o, k4 (k2 tog, y.o, k2 tog) twice - 3 incs. Slip markers on every row.

so i put marker when it says so in every part of the pattern for the first row, and at the end i put a marker on every row I've knitted so far??
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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I meant the name of the pattern and a link to it or a picture.

You put just 4 markers on the needle that first row and on all the rows after it just slip them from one needle to the other when you come to them. You don't put them on every row, slipping them carries them along the knitting as you go.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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its a pattern from etsy. But i think i understood now, i will probably ask again if theres something i don't understand:P
Thank you so much for helping.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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The purpose of the markers is to make it easier to see the position of your pattern stitches or cables. It eliminates or lessens counting. You can use commercial markers or tie a piece of contrasting yarn around your needles. Another thing I like to use is bobby pins stuck into the knitting row directly underneath the current row. They're easy to take out and put back in place. They're also great for marking the beginning of a round in crochet.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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sorry for the mess
hopefully the attached picture of the pattern is showing now.
Sorry for the messy writing...
Thank you so much for trying to help me..

Its on row 1 I'm having trouble
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #8
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OK, as written, the pattern does require the 88sts that you end the previous row with. Follow Sue's advice to make sure you're doing the yo between sts and to go back and name the sts as you count them off. This is made easier because you have the markers.
As I count it you should have 17-12-30-12-17 sts between the markers at the start of the row and 18-14-32-14-18 when you end the row.
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