06-20-2013, 03:04 PM #1 Johnyh Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2013 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts 87 Year Old Mother needs help My mother has knitted all her life, and taught many along the way. She is legally blind so I have been printing the patterns large bold type for her. But her latest pattern has KS, PS in it and the book Leisure Arts does not say what they are? We know what K1, P1 is but this KS, PS has her stumped. I have searched the net for hours and have not come up with anything. I am her 50 year old caregiver/son please help or point me in the right direction Thank You John

 06-20-2013, 03:23 PM #2 GrumpyGramma Grafting the Toe     Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 6,310 Thanks: 1,576 Thanked 2,506 Times in 2,126 Posts Hi. I hope you can get this figured out. It might be helpful to know what the pattern is for and maybe a few rows from the pattern including the row where KS and PS occur. Sons like you are unsung heroes. __________________ ~ GG
 06-20-2013, 04:05 PM #3 Johnyh Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2013 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts Thanks GrumpyGramma, the pattern is for a Afghan worked holding two strands of yarn together. This is row 10: K3, P1, K2, P4, K2, P1 *KS, PS, KS, P1, K2, P4, K2,P1, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, K3. Total 116 sts. Like I said it's the KS, PS that have us stumped. Thanks for taking the time to help. It really is appreciated!
 06-20-2013, 04:20 PM #4 GrumpyGramma Grafting the Toe     Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 6,310 Thanks: 1,576 Thanked 2,506 Times in 2,126 Posts Others here probably have the book, if you give us the name of the book and the name of the pattern it could help. I'm stumped. My only thoughts are to work the strands of yarn as 2 sts and k 1, sl 1, which I seriously doubt, or that maybe it's a misprint? __________________ ~ GG
 The Following User Says Thank You to GrumpyGramma For This Useful Post: Dclutterchique (06-20-2013)
 06-20-2013, 04:30 PM #5 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 7,471 Thanks: 551 Thanked 2,979 Times in 2,712 Posts Hi and welcome to Knitting Help! It may very well be K5, P5, K5 (not S but five). That would make the repeat add up to 25 stitches and if it's repeated 4 times that gives you 100 stitches. When you add in the 13 before the repeat and the 3 after you get 116 total. How nice of you to be so helpful and to find us here. Let us know if that works with the other pattern rows. __________________ Knitting Help Videos Here!-
 The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to salmonmac For This Useful Post: Dclutterchique (06-20-2013), GrumpyGramma (06-20-2013)
 06-20-2013, 04:34 PM #6 Dclutterchique 1st Leg of the Journey   Join Date: Apr 2013 Location: Essex, UK Posts: 189 Thanks: 69 Thanked 124 Times in 96 Posts I'm wondering if a non-knitter typed up the pattern from hand written notes and mis-read K5 and P5 as KS and PS, because replacing 'S' with '5' in the instructions does make the stitch count work out. That could also explain why there are no special directions in the book for those instructions. __________________ An English Knitter (nationality and method). FO: Downton Hat Call me either Clutter or Julie (my real name), if you find it easier to type than Dclutterchique.
 The Following User Says Thank You to Dclutterchique For This Useful Post: GrumpyGramma (06-20-2013)
 06-20-2013, 04:38 PM #7 Dclutterchique 1st Leg of the Journey   Join Date: Apr 2013 Location: Essex, UK Posts: 189 Thanks: 69 Thanked 124 Times in 96 Posts GG and Salmonmac, looks like we 'crossed in the post' on the mis-print theory. __________________ An English Knitter (nationality and method). FO: Downton Hat Call me either Clutter or Julie (my real name), if you find it easier to type than Dclutterchique.
 06-20-2013, 04:40 PM #8 Johnyh Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2013 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts Leisure Arts Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans #16 Exquisite. Row 9: aslso has it K3, slip 1, P2, K4, P2, slip 1, *PS, KS, PS, slip 1 P2, K4, P2, slip 1, repeat from* across to last 3 sts, K3. I checked their website and they don't list any corrections for this book.
06-20-2013, 04:49 PM   #9
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,310
Thanks: 1,576
Thanked 2,506 Times in 2,126 Posts
 Originally Posted by Dclutterchique GG and Salmonmac, looks like we 'crossed in the post' on the mis-print theory.
Funny how often that happens here. Multiple posts with similar answers 'crossing in the post' confused me at first then I realized it takes some time to type and edit and post and someone else is doing the same things at the same time, just a little faster. I like to think I'm beginning to think like a real knitter - I do hope it will happen one day. As for you and salmonmac, great minds think alike.

I wish I'd thought of the S should be a 5. I hope it's that simple.
__________________
~ GG

 The Following User Says Thank You to GrumpyGramma For This Useful Post: Dclutterchique (06-20-2013)
06-20-2013, 04:51 PM   #10
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,310
Thanks: 1,576
Thanked 2,506 Times in 2,126 Posts
 Originally Posted by Johnyh Leisure Arts Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans #16 Exquisite. Row 9: aslso has it K3, slip 1, P2, K4, P2, slip 1, *PS, KS, PS, slip 1 P2, K4, P2, slip 1, repeat from* across to last 3 sts, K3. I checked their website and they don't list any corrections for this book.
Does it give a st count for the row(s)?
__________________
~ GG

 Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

 Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts vB code is On Smilies are On [IMG] code is On HTML code is Off
 Forum Jump User Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home KnittingHelp.com     General Knitting     How-to Questions     Pattern Central     What'cha Knittin'?     Knit-Alongs     Charity Knitting     Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc.     Crochet!     Blog Threads     Knitters Knear You     Buy/Sell/Swap     The Lounge