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Old 10-14-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Help reading a pattern...
Hello!

I am fairly new at knitting but really enjoying it. My latest project was going well, but I am now seeing some rows that I'm unsure of. I am trying to make a blanket for a Christmas present and am a little confused on exactly what the pattern means. Here is an example:

Moss st 7 sts, inc once in each of next 3 sts,
*moss st 3 sts, M1, moss st 1 st, M1, moss st 7 sts, inc once in
each of next 3 sts, rep from * to last 7 sts, moss st 7 sts. 191 sts.

The row before this has 143 stitches, so I know there is a lot of increasing happening but am confused by "inc once in each of next 3 sts" I was hoping someone could help me break this row down in simple terms. Thank you!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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Welcome to Knitting Help!
The instructions want you to increase 3 sts over the next 3 sts so that you'll have 6sts total in that section (the 3 original sts and 3 new sts). You can use a kfb if you like or your pattern may specify the increase that they would like you to use here.
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Thank you for helping explain it and thank you for the welcome I guess I am still a little confused as to where the increases would happen with the wording of the pattern...

Here is the original pattern for the row:

Moss st 7 sts, inc once in each of next 3 sts,
*moss st 3 sts, M1, moss st 1 st, M1, moss st 7 sts, inc once in
each of next 3 sts, rep from * to last 7 sts, moss st 7 sts. 191 sts.

Looking at this, I am assuming I knit in moss stitch for 7 stitches and then start the repeating part of the pattern. Continue in moss stitch for three more stitches, but make one in each stitch? Make one? Moss stitch again and then make one? Finish by knitting in moss stitch again for 3 stitches and then start the repeat of the pattern by Continuing in moss stitch for three more stitches, but making one in each stitch.

This is kind of how I am reading but am not sure if its right. Thank you again for your help!
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #4
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What is your pattern calling moss stitch? There is more than one stitch pattern that goes by that name. Can you link to the pattern?
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http://www.knitrowan.com/designs-and...ambleton-throw

Here is the pattern....thank you so much for the help!

THROW

cast on 143 sts.
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Row 2
: As row 1.
These 2 rows form moss st.
Work in moss st for a further 3 rows, ending with
WS
facing
for next row.
Row 6 (WS):
Moss st 7 sts, inc once in each of next 3 sts,
*moss st 3 sts, M1, moss st 1 st, M1, moss st 7 sts, inc once in
each of next 3 sts, rep from * to last 7 sts, moss st 7 sts. 191 sts.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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You can mark off the 143 sts into an initial 10sts followed by 9 groups of 14sts and then 7sts at the end. As you knit, the markers will help you figure out where things are going wrong.
The first group of 10sts increases to 13.
Each group of 14sts increases to 19
and the final 7sts stay the same. (total 191sts)
I'm not sure what would be consistenly wrong. The M1 should be something like a make one or a make one away.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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I am really confused at this point...doing the pattern like it says is giving me 12 extra stitches (i have 203 instead of 191). This is doing it with the increase of 5 stitches per repeat. Any suggestions with where I am going wrong?
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Thanks for editing the pattern. I'm not sure how I did it but I must have replaced my earlier post by mistake. My best suggestion for figuring out where the error is, is above in post #6.
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