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Old 06-23-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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How do I reverse this pattern?
Hi everyone, I am knitting the edging for a shawl. I have knitted one side up and now I have to reverse the directions to make the other side. I have never reversed instructions before. Here is the pattern the right way:

Row1: K2,P9,K2
Row2: K7,YO,Sl1,K1,Psso,YO,K4
Row3: (and every wrong side row) K2, P to last 2 stitches, K2
Row4: K6, *YO,Sl1,K1,Psso*, repeat from * to * 2 times, YO, K4.

It continues on for about 20 rows in total.

Anyway this is the basic idea of the pattern, if I could just work out these rows properly, then I can work out the others myself. I just need to tackle the first few to know what I'm doing.

Also from Row 12 on, I have to reverse K2tog, K2 instead of K4.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:26 AM   #2
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Usually, when you reverse a pattern on the opposite side of a garment, you really are just reversing which end you do the decreases on. If you had to work these rows in reverse, I'm amazed that they didn't tell you how.

Do you have a link to the pattern? That always helps.

My gut feel is that the reversal comes with row 12, where you might have to work the decreases at the beginning of the row rather than the end.

It's hard to tell without seeing what exactly is going on with the pattern itself, though.
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I agree. The designer really might have written out these directions in reverse. It seems as though it will work if you pick up sts from the right side (RS), turn, follow row 1 as is and for the right side (RS) rows, reverse order of the sts and the slant of the decreases:

Row 2 K4, YO, k2tog, YO, k7
Row 4 K4, YO, *k2tog, YO* 2x k6.
Since it's a small number of sts, it might be best to try it out on a swatch just to see that the pattern looks ok.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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I've included the full edging here. When I first tried it I reversed the stitches but didn't use K2tog instead of Sl1,K1,Psso. The slant was wrong and it didn't look right.

Edging

Cast on 13 stitches, and commence edge pattern. As you knit the edging, pick 1 stitch up from shawl edge, and knit it together with the last stitch of the edging on wrong side rows, and first stitch of the edging on right side rows. This attaches the edging to the shawl as you knit it. Alternatively, you can knit the edging and sew it onto the shawl after it's knitted.


Row 1: (ws) K2, P9, K2
Row 2: K7, YO, Sl1, K1, Psso, YO, K4
Row 3: (and every wrong side row) K2, P to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 4: K6, *YO, Sl1, K1, Psso*, repeat from * to * 2 times, YO, K4
Row 6: K5, *YO, Sl1, K1, Psso*, repeat from * to * 3 times, YO, K4
Row 8: K4, *YO, Sl1, K1, Psso*, repeat from * to * 4 times, YO, K4
Row 10: K3, *YO, Sl1, K1, Psso*, repeat from * to * 5 times, YO, K4
Row 12: K4, *YO, Sl1, K1, Psso*, repeat from * to * 5 times,K2tog, K2
Row 14: K5, *YO, Sl1, K1, Psso*, repeat from * to * 4 times, K2tog, K2
Row 16: K6, *YO, Sl1, K1, Psso*, repeat from * to * 3 times, K2tog, K2
Row 18: K7, *YO, Sl1, K1, Psso*, repeat from * to * 2 times, K2tog, K2
Row 20: K8, YO, Sl1, K1, Psso, K2tog, K2


Repeat these 20 rows until you reach the bottom point of the shawl. Leave stitches on waste thread, and begin other side edging, reversing the directions. When you reach the bottom point, graft the stitches together to form the point.
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I agree. The designer really might have written out these directions in reverse. It seems as though it will work if you pick up sts from the right side (RS), turn, follow row 1 as is and for the right side (RS) rows, reverse order of the sts and the slant of the decreases:

Row 2 K4, YO, k2tog, YO, k7
Row 4 K4, YO, *k2tog, YO* 2x k6.
Since it's a small number of sts, it might be best to try it out on a swatch just to see that the pattern looks ok.
Thanks Salmonmac, will try the new version and see if it matches the other side. I did wonder at the time if I should've K2tog instead of Sl1 etc.
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Just an update. I have reversed it and after some thinking and turning around etc, I do believe I can complete the edging and finally have a really nice shawl.

Thanks for the help. I really appreciated it.
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