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Old 12-11-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Tricky Lace Pattern
The lace pattern that I'm trying to follow is bordered by two ribs and I'm stuck on the second row. It has me doing yarn over, yarn over, knitting three together, knitting three together and two more yarn overs but before I can do those I'm to the point where I should be doing the rib. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 12-11-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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Your whole chart is worked over 17 stitches. Row 1 is a wrong side row and it is K2, P13, K2. (are you calling the two edge stitches on each side of the chart shown ribbing? Or is there ribbing beyond what the chart shows? This is not ribbing on the sides of the chart, but reverse stockinette stitch.

Row 2 is right side and this is what you are to do there: P2, K1, YO, K1, YO, SK2p (this means to slip 1, k2tog and pass the slipped stitch over), k3, K3tog, YO, K1, YO, K1, P2. This uses up exactly 17 stitches and that is what you had, it also will cause you to end up with 17 stitches so you can work the next row (row 3) which will be the same as row 1.

Sometimes folks misunderstand a YO and think it uses a stitch, it doesn't, it comes between stitches only, forming a new stitch loop on the right hand needle. The chart seems a little funny, because it shows a K3tog and there are not two more stitches following that square to be used up on line 2 of the pattern, but they don't need to be there in row 2, but they are all there that you need from row 1 to execute row 2.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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A YO is just a wrap around the needle and go to the next st in the pattern. If you wrap and k1 you use up the sts.
The stitches on Row 2 - k YO, k YO k3tog, k3, sk2p, yo, k1, yo - uses 12 sts.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:51 PM   #4
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Sue, were you reading row 2 left to right or right to left? I understood it to be written right to left, done as a right side row. There are 13 not 12 stitches between the two lines of rev St st. You left off the last k1.
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Okay! I think I see what you're saying! I was thinking that yarn over meant move the yarn over AND knit, that's why I was coming up four short!! That makes sense! Thank you SO much
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Yep, R to L. I was actually doing R 2 to the end of the repeat, even though I incuded the first few sts. Though since it's a panel I guess the sts aren't repeated, they just run from beginning to end.
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