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Old 05-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #11
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Sometimes things only make sense when you do them. My suggestion is to just start and follow the pattern and see how it works out. I think that as you go along it will make sense. You don't need to worry about how many repeats...you just keep going until you run out of stitches. The pattern actually states it's worked from the top so that's what you'll be doing. The top edge will get longer with every row you work.

As I'm previewing, I see that salmonmac has already replied. She's smarter than I am and knows much more about knitting. If anything I wrote is other than what she said, I'd go with her.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:43 PM   #12
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GG....please. You know that you and I speak as one.
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That's about the best compliment I've had in quite a while. Thank you. I do defer to your greater experience and knowledge.

I recently did a mindless knit shawl...mindless once I realized how the increases worked and that it did indeed get longer (wider?) along that top edge as I went along. I've not tried charts yet, I'd just have to trust the pattern and work one row at a time (exactly what I did, fortunately for me it was a much simpler pattern) and see what develops. I shouldn't have been surprised when it worked out but I was.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #14
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Awesome - thanks, GG and salmonmac! I really do appreciate the help; sometimes it just takes someone to shine the light of sanity on things after you've stared at them for too long.

I think part of the problem is that I'm from a computer programming background where you have to spell out *every* line of code specifically, so free thinking probably isn't one of my strongest skills. Hopefully that will change, though!

I really appreciate both of your help!
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