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Old 03-25-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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I have a pattern that I've been stuck on for about a month now. No rush, but I'd love some help.

It's an illusion scarf, so the RS and WS are obvious. But my problem is going from the background to the pattern.

Here is the beginning instructions.
CO 31st in black. K 2 rows in black.
Knit background section 3 times, ending with row 4.

Background section:
Row 1: K across in green
Row 2: P across in green
Row 3: K across in black
Row 4: K across in black.

The first line of the pattern is labeled RS. For some reason, I keep ending up starting incorrectly and the pattern and background section are backwards from each other. Any ideas?

Also with RS and WS, is that which side is facing you as you're ready to begin a new row?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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Since I'd already moved the other thread I'll delete that one so you'll know where this is. You only need to post once and always in your own thread if its a new question.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome!
The pattern as written gives you the garter ridges in black with two row stockinette in green. If this is the pattern,
it looks like the photos.
You need to get to the charts to see the actual picture start to appear but you should be able to see the alternate black ridges with green stockinette valleys inbetween that form the background after one or two repeats.
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Yeah, that's the pattern, but I have past the first pattern. So my first background is backwards to the pattern and I can't get my background to not be backwards to the pattern. I'm knew to patterns, so that's why having such a hard time with it.
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are you working off a chart? if you are the chart is laid out exactly as you would knit it, so like row 1 is worked right to left, row 2 left to right, etc.
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I wrote what the instructions say for the background section. The bit between the two charts. It's a scarf as someone found. If I follow what I think the instructions say, the pattern and the background section are backwards to each other.

I was experimenting with other yarn to figure out if maybe "ending with row 4" meant not to do row four? But then the pattern isn't complete and my green yarn tail is at one end and my black is at the other. I can post a picture of what I have so far if anyone thinks that would help.
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