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Old 01-18-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Ugh - - can someone please explain this to me?
I'm making this hat - - YES, YES I'm a glutton for punishment! Anyway... I'm stuck on some instructions. The pattern is a downloadable pdf so I'll type in the instructions I'm having trouble with:

...work the increase as follows: Next rnd: *[K1,M1] twice, [K2, M1] 3 times, place stitch marker; rpt from * to end [130 sts] (there will be 13 sts between each stitch marker)

Here's what I don't understand. It says there should be 13 sts between each stitch marker, but when I total all the K's and M1's and their repeats, I get 18 sts between markers! ?? Right? If you're K1, M1 - that's THREE STS you end up with, right? You've got the K1, and then the M1 makes another TWO.

Am I getting something wrong here? 'Cause reading those instructions, I would knit one, make one, repeat, then knit 2, make one, and repeat that step three times. RIGHT?? 18 sts, right? Why does she say 13??
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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k1, m1, k1, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1 - I get 13

k1, m1 would give you 2 stitches x 2 = 4
k2, m1 would give you 3 stitches x 3 = 9
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A M1 is not the same as a kfb, it adds a stitch between other sts and doesn't use one to increase. Look at the incs page for M1A or M1L.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
A M1 is not the same as a kfb, it adds a stitch between other sts and doesn't use one to increase. Look at the incs page for M1A or M1L.
I thought it was the same (took me a minute to figure out what you meant by kfb). I'll check out M1A or L... (Although I'm wondering why the pattern doesn't say that??)
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Actually, the pattern does tell you how to M1 in the abbreviations at the beginning of the pattern. (I also miss that kind of information regularly when I dive right into a pattern without reading every word!!!)

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:47 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by TrikkeAddict View Post
Actually, the pattern does tell you how to M1 in the abbreviations at the beginning of the pattern. (I also miss that kind of information regularly when I dive right into a pattern without reading every word!!!)

Dang, really??? Good eye then 'cause I TOTALLY missed it. And I thought I had read it all... guess I skipped some stuff. I'll go back and check it out. Thanks!
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Always check the section between the yarn/needle/gauge information and the CO instructions. That's usually where the explanations for decs, incs, and special stitches are.
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Actually you guys, I did read all that stuff. The explanation just sounded to be like a bar inc. But I'm new and now that I know there's 3497 different ways to inc, I'll pay better attention. lol
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now that I know there's 3497 different ways to inc,
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Originally Posted by CoolWool View Post
Actually you guys, I did read all that stuff. The explanation just sounded to be like a bar inc. But I'm new and now that I know there's 3497 different ways to inc, I'll pay better attention. lol
rofl! I'm glad you got this figured out! K, still need to laugh a little more... whew... 3497 you're funny! You know, humor helps with knitting... keeps you from getting too frustrated!
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