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Old 02-04-2013, 09:56 PM   #11
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I still don't see the 18+5 until you finish row 1 which ends with 41sts (18+18+5).
For the cast on, once you have one repeat plus the begin and end sts (18+18+1), the additional repeats are +18. So you can make this pattern as wide as you'd like. Good luck with it and with the laundry cabinets. Love to see a photo of the finished knitting (and ok, the cabinets too).
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:08 AM   #12
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This poor house. When we moved in the laundry alcove (3 1/2 by 5 1/2 feet, bifold doors) was wallpapered, full of holes, ugh. I've stripped the walls, painted, put up a wire rack shelf. Picked up cabinets from HD, nothing fancy, but provided sorely lacking and much needed storage space. My husband came home from work today and opened up the doors and admired , it was very cute.

Recently my husband and I were returning from a weekend in Kitty Hawk, and although this particular yarn shop was supposed to be closed, it was a Monday; but it happened to be MLK day. Well, I thought we could just pop by and much to my delight, they are open on holidays. I found a book by Maggie Jackson, Maggie's Ireland, which has directions for her Ballyconneely Shawl. I had seen pictures of it online and love the shape of the shawl, different stitch patterns worked into rectangles and put together.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2135/2...7dbccfb6_m.jpg

I plan to use stitch patterns different from what she has used (I lean more towards ruffles and lace), and am excited about the project. My most recent project has visited the Frog Pond and has begun resurrection as the first rectangle.

So, I have begun I cast on 79 stitches, marking off 3 at the beginning and end of the row to work in a seed stitch, and have knitted 2 rows of the Coral 2 stitch pattern. I pray, no more frogging. I am admittedly winging it as far as what stitch patterns I will use in this project, when one square is finished I will look at it and figure out which one I would like to use next. Scary and exciting at the same time.

Thank you again for your help. I will send you a link when the project is finished, until we speak again, Happy Knitting
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #13
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I'm jazzed about the Coral 2! I think it could make an interesting scarf or baby blanket!
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:18 AM   #14
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Well, here's what I think, after spending an hour with this pattern stitch:

The numbers given for the pattern (18 + 5) are wrong.

Cast on 37. (although this is not a multiple of 18+5)

Every RS row begins with the 37, ends with 41.
Every WS row begins with 41, ends with 37.

But adding another span of the pattern stitch is beyond me. I don't think you cast on 37, place stitch marker, cast on a further 37.

Tomorrow I'm going to print another chart or two and do a cut/paste together for a double wide span of pattern stitch and see how it looks.

Simply casting on 37+37 for a double wide version is going to look wonky where they meet in the middle, I believe.

There is a piece to this puzzle that we're all missing, and the webpage is
keeping the secret to themselves.

Edited to add:

Mystery solved! The cut and paste worked. I got the picture.
(I stand by my first impression. Forget the 'multiple of 18 + 5. Bah!)

Two motifs wide: cast on 37.
Three motifs wide: cast on 55.
Four motifs wide: cast on 73.
Five motifs wide: cast on 91...etc etc, adding 18 for each extra motif.

These cast on numbers don't include edge stitches.

For the four motifs wide, your Row 1 would look like this:

K5, K2tog; work the repeat area 3 times; end with YO K1 YO K3 YO K1 YO SSK K5

The 'repeat area' is designated in the written directions here.
Of course, the repeat area instructions change as the rows progress. I'm only discussing the very first row of the repeat. But if you print a chart that I've suggested, you'll be right on track for Rows 2-12. The chart won't steer you wrong, or be confusing. If you're not a chart knitter, now is the time to learn to work from a chart.

Will take a photo of my cut and paste modified chart later.
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Okay, I'll try to upload a photo from my Android phone.
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Here's how it's done...
First, cut the chart here:


Keep this piece:


Tape the pieces together, for whatever number of repeats you need. This modified piece below adds 2 repeats to the total, or two additional motifs than the original chart. Note> on the far right is the original chart....partly covered over...then the two extra pieces are taped on the left:



Here is the original chart, but I've color-coded the symbols for easier knitting.


I hope I don't get into trouble for posting these modified charts to help us understand how the repeat works.

Here is the original link to the webpage that features this old pattern stitch. You can view the written there, and if you sign up and join , you can view the chart key that unlocks the meaning of each symbol.

All in all, it's a great website. They have a sweater generator, that works much like The Sweater Wizard software.
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Just checked the knittingfool website and Coral 2 instructions have been changed to reflect a Multiple of 18 stitches plus 1.
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
Just checked the knittingfool website and Coral 2 instructions have been changed to reflect a Multiple of 18 stitches plus 1.
That checks out with my stated cast on numbers!

So 18+1 is the correct multiple. Good grief. Talk about a hassle, eh?
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Aha, so much for all that blog on sharing between repeats! That's very good and very reponsive of them. Someone is watching and listening. Well done.
Dollyce, beautiful charts and very helpful. Perfect illustration.
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Oh well, I was looking on the knittingfool site for my next stitch pattern, noticed they posted a new picture that is NOT the Coral 2. They got the number for the cast on stitches corrected and at some point today put up the wrong photo. My husband told me I need to quit trying to help them
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