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 01-18-2011, 11:23 PM #1 CoolWool 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Midwest Posts: 130 Thanks: 67 Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts 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?? __________________ Life's too short to knit with scratchy yarn.

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 01-18-2011, 11:28 PM #2 Ingrid Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Pleasant Valley, NY Posts: 29,583 Thanks: 21 Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts 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 __________________ "Trust the pattern!" Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog IngridKH on Ravelry
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 01-19-2011, 12:49 AM #3 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts 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. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
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01-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #4
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 Originally Posted by suzeeq 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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 01-19-2011, 01:17 PM #5 TrikkeAddict 1st Leg of the Journey   Join Date: Aug 2008 Location: NE Pennsylvania Posts: 166 Thanks: 56 Thanked 80 Times in 73 Posts 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!!!) Susan __________________ Susan OTN - afghan for DH (undid it for the 3rd time and started another pattern), baby sweater, hooded sweater jacket for me!!
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 Originally Posted by TrikkeAddict 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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 01-19-2011, 06:57 PM #7 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts 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. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
 01-19-2011, 08:33 PM #8 CoolWool 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Midwest Posts: 130 Thanks: 67 Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts 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 __________________ Life's too short to knit with scratchy yarn.
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 Originally Posted by CoolWool now that I know there's 3497 different ways to inc,
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 Originally Posted by CoolWool 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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