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Old 11-20-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
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Raglan Lace Pattern Question
Well, came across a cute cardigan pattern in Knitscene magazine and thought I'd start it. I'm not real fond of lace patterns because I seem to get lost in them, but I really like this pattern. I have a question though...When increasing in a raglan pattern that has a lace repeat section, what do I do with the extra stitches as I increase? Do I just tag them on to the end of the row, begin a new set of repeat lace portion, split the stitches between beginning and end of row??? The pattern doesn't explain this and I've ended up with extra stitches so far. I want to find out before I keep going with this pattern.

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Old 11-20-2011, 03:15 AM   #2
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Depending on the pattern, you can either work those extra stitches in stockinette until you have enough for a repeat, or add stitches in pattern if that looks better with the lace.

So after the first increase, you'd work the next section like this:

Lets say you have an 8-stitch repeat, you've been working along on stitches 1-8. After the increases around the raglan edges, you'd work them

123456781M8123456781M8123456781M8123456781M812345678

on the next row the stitches around the markers would be
812M781

Clear enough?
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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Thanks, it does make sense...I stepped away from it for a few days to think it over. I think this is the only way to do it.

Thanks so much for your help.
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