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Old 05-18-2013, 07:13 AM   #11
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That reminds me of the infamous AT THE SAME TIME directions in knitting patterns. So many times early on I had to undo work because I just followed the next step without noticing the large, glaring AT THE SAME TIME admonition.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #12
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Maybe the reason the pattern says to use a stitch holder is the number of stitches involved before you're done. It could be awkward to have them all hanging onto the working needle as you continue. I guess it it gets cumbersome enough you could move the stitches in waiting to waste yarn. And at the same time....yeah, I need one hand, eye, and half of my brain to keep track of one set of instructions and the other hand, eye, and half of my brain to keep track of the other. It's hard since I don't have half a brain. Don't forget, red before yellow will kill a fellow. You do have poisonous snakes in Aussieland?
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #13
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Do we have poisonous snakes? - my dear, we have DE MOST POISONOUS SNAKES IN DE WOILD! (she said, proudly), and, I believe, more of 'em. In fact, it's a frequently-wondered-about thing: why is Oz thus blessed? ask all the naturalists. No-one has thus far managed to come up with an answer.
I didn't know about red before yellow, etc., but. Which end is 'before'? <grin>

I shall continue with my wrap and turn, because I've already done several rows that way. And anyway, I honestly don't think it's going to be an issue with this extraordinary garment, them little things that can be seen if you peer closely enough ...
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:36 PM   #14
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Oh, and Ingrid? - this pattern includes two of those: it's obvious Julie Hoover wants to keep me on my toes from beginning to end.

"Rounds 520: Work rounds 14 four more times.
On the final repeat, knit round 4 as follows {...}"
I had 232 sts to un-knit in order to be able to m1r at the beginning of round 4.
Served me right.
And you may be sure I then went through the next two pages of pattern with a yellow highlighter at the ready.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:03 PM   #15
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Next time, cheat! http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...eral-rows-back In the video she adds a yo but get creative and figure out how to make something that will work for your missed inc. For a M1, I think picking up the bar, twisting it and making a stitch through that would work.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #16
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Oh, good GRIEF!
I could no more do that than fly through the air. I simply don't have the necessary calm and patience.
Yes, that's the problem at the heart of everything, for me: I'm an impatient bugger.
But the real problem is that I'm completely impractical, and I take instructions absolutely literally. I've lost all ability to think outside any box - if I ever had it ... dunno ...
So unless something is completely relevant to my problem, I'm unable to utilise it.
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