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Old 01-15-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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saartje's headache
i'm trying to finish saartje's booties for my unborn baby, and i'm am sooo confused. i am having difficulty getting the 51 stitches at the end of the 8th row. i end up with more. please help me.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:40 AM   #2
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It should be an increase of 4sts each in rows 2 and 4 and 6sts each in rows 6 and 8 so if you're making the smaller size, that's 51sts. The increases near the markers are shaping the toe. You could look and see if you can tell where the extra sts are although this may not be so obvious in garter stitch. Depending on how many extra stitches you have, make sure you're only doing 8 rows and haven't put in an extra row. If it's only one or two extra, leave out the kfb at either end of the last row and continue on.
You can check the kfb and backward loop increases if you need just to make sure you aren't somehow adding an extra loop.
http://members.home.nl/tdpj/Patronen...%20bootees.pdf
It's a very sweet pattern. Congratulations on the baby!
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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thank you. so i just want to be sure. for each kfb that is 2 sts, and 1 for each m1. is it a m1r and m1l that has to be done?
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You'll use one stitch to do a kfb and end up with 2sts in place of the one st. That's an increase of one stitch. The backwards loop that the pattern recommends occurs between stitches resulting in an increase of one st.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:45 AM   #5
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i feel like a big dummy. thank soo much. so let me see if i got this right. for every kfb that you get 2sts for counts as 1?
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:07 AM   #6
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Kfb is an increase that makes two stitches. It will count as two.
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