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Old 03-21-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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GAUGE ??? (Mock Granny Stitch) Pattern H-E-L-P!
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I can't seem to get this dumb gauge to work out correctly...

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GAUGE

12 sts + 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Mock Granny st.

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Mock Granny Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (WS) K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 2 sts decreased.
Row 2 Repeat Row 1 – 2 sts decreased.
Row 3 P 1, *p2tog, yo, p2tog; repeat from * to last st, p 1 – 1 st decreased in each repeat.
Row 4 K 1, *k 1, (k 1, p 1) in yo, k 1; repeat from * to last st, k 1 – 1 st increased in each repeat.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for Mock Granny Stitch pattern.

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STITCH EXPLANATION

(K 1, p 1) in yo Knit into yo from previous row, but do not drop yo from needle. Bring yarn to front and purl into same yo. Drop yo from needle.

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I casted on 12 sts like it says in the GAUGE instructions. Then when I get to the 3rd row of the Mock Granny Stitch pattern I come up short of enough stitches to work with.

SO.........Then I read up in my "Knitting for Dummies" bk. Which says about reading patterns, etc. Neway....then I was like.."Oh..ok..hmm :idea: " I reread the Mock Granny Stitch pattern and noticed next to it ..it says (multiple of 4 sts + 2) Ok..so then I added 4+2=6...so 12 sts to cast on + 6 = 18. OK 18. So I casted on 18 and I thought all was well. When I got to the 4th row in the Mock Granny Pattern I was supposed to do the (k1, p1) in yo...and I wasn't going to get to the yo for 2 more stitches. GRRR! So..now what?!?!?!?

Should I add on 6 more for a total of 24 sts to cast on???? Any ideas??? Tips?

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Old 03-22-2005, 12:30 AM   #2
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Hmmmmmm.........

The 12 stitches in the gauge swatch doesn't mean to cast on 12 stitches... it means that if you mark 1 stitch, and the 12th stitch after it, and 16 rows you will have a 4 inch square. Generally whatever the gauge swatch is, I add some stitches and some rows to get a realistic measurement. (so I might cast on 20 stitches and knit 20 rows, but only measure 12 stitches by 16 rows).

I was thinking that it didn't work because you cast on 12, and then decided to add 6 for fun (but I get it now).... Anyway, regardless of how you ended up with 18 stitches cast on, it should work, because 18 is a multiple of 4 (16) plus 2.... so I think I'll (or somene) will have to work a swatch for you.... It should work with 10, 14, 18, 22 etc cast on stitches.....
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:27 AM   #3
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Thx so much for all your input Hildegard!!!!!! Very valuable info.! Made alot of sense. Ugh...I was all clueless

I'm all hyped up now LOL gonna go work another swatch. Gonna try 22 sts. this time. Wish me luck!



Thanks again Hildegard!!

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SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Hildegard!!!!! I think maybe I wasn't paying attention to all the p2tog, yo, p2tog repeats...must've messed up somewhere in there. I payed closer attention this time ..and well....everythings ok now. WHEW!


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good! glad it worked (=
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