05-17-2011, 07:06 PM #1 Mimi2 Casting On   Join Date: May 2011 Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Elegantly Simple Baby blanket Hi I'm Mimi and I'm totally stumped. I completed this baby blanket last year and it came out beautiful but for some reason the instructions are drawing a total blank. Row 1 reads..sl1 wyif,* 3\, (yo,,k1) 5times, yo, /3, p2, rep from* substituting a k1 for the p in the last repeat. As many times as I have tried I just keep decreasing and end the row with less stitches, of course because I'm decreasing 3 (actually 2 but only adding 1, (5 times) How did I ever figure this out before?

 05-17-2011, 07:26 PM #2 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 6,836 Thanks: 496 Thanked 2,597 Times in 2,402 Posts I assume the /3 or 3\ is k3tog so with the yo you're decreasing 1 each repeat. Does row 2 or a subsequent pattern row compensate for the decreases?
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 Originally Posted by salmonmac I assume the /3 or 3\ is k3tog so with the yo you're decreasing 1 each repeat. Does row 2 or a subsequent pattern row compensate for the decreases?
Row 2: sl1 wyif, p13, *k2, p13, rep from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 3: sl1 wyif,* k13, p2, rep from* substituting a k1 for the p2 in the last repeat.
Row 4: Repeat row 2
Repeat these rows until piece measures 45"

 05-17-2011, 08:20 PM #4 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,445 Times in 6,032 Posts You do the (YO k1) 5 times not the k3tog yo k1, so you're making 10 sts out of 5. Like this - k3tog, yo k yo k yo k yo k yo k k3 tog, p2, repeat. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
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05-18-2011, 06:50 AM   #5
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 Originally Posted by suzeeq You do the (YO k1) 5 times not the k3tog yo k1, so you're making 10 sts out of 5. Like this - k3tog, yo k yo k yo k yo k yo k k3 tog, p2, repeat.
Thank-you so much, now it makes my face really happy....I guess I'm just getting OLD!!!!

 05-18-2011, 09:05 AM #6 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,445 Times in 6,032 Posts When a pattern has sts in () followed by X times, then you repeat just the sts inside it. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
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 Originally Posted by Mimi2 Hi I'm Mimi and I'm totally stumped. I completed this baby blanket last year and it came out beautiful but for some reason the instructions are drawing a total blank. Row 1 reads..sl1 wyif,* 3\, (yo,,k1) 5times, yo, /3, p2, rep from* substituting a k1 for the p in the last repeat. As many times as I have tried I just keep decreasing and end the row with less stitches, of course because I'm decreasing 3 (actually 2 but only adding 1, (5 times) How did I ever figure this out before?
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Can you post a picture so we can see the pattern stitch?

05-22-2011, 09:03 AM   #8
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 Originally Posted by Lighting57 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Can you post a picture so we can see the pattern stitch?
Hi, I'm sorry not to reply sooner. I am somewhat computer illiterate but if you type in "Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket" by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer it will show the blanket and pattern.
It is a somewhat easy pattern except for the Row 1 and it is very pretty.

05-22-2011, 01:10 PM   #9
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 Originally Posted by Mimi2 Hi, I'm sorry not to reply sooner. I am somewhat computer illiterate but if you type in "Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket" by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer it will show the blanket and pattern. It is a somewhat easy pattern except for the Row 1 and it is very pretty.
That is pretty. A variation of the feather & fan pattern. I have made a copy of the pattern too.

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 05-22-2011, 06:11 PM #10 kittykins 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: North Texas Posts: 180 Thanks: 62 Thanked 62 Times in 44 Posts Oh Mimi! Now I've fallen in love with yet ANOTHER pattern. I'm already hooked on the feather and fan pattern and this is a gorgeous variation of it. Will admit I'm slightly intimidated by some of the instructions , but with help from KH friends,I know I can do it! Right now I've got some things I need to finish up before starting anything else. I won't be using the pattern for a blanket though...have some fingering wt.yarn and was thinking of doing a couple repeats for a lightweight scarf. (At least those are my plans at the moment.) Wishing you luck with your blanket! Let us know how it works out. (Post a photo?) Jeanie

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