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Old 12-29-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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Confused by pattern
I'm trying to knit baby booties. My pattern says:

Cast on 38 stitches (done)
Row 1: knit accross (so I knitted another row 38 stitches long)

Row 2: K 18, place marker, increase twice, place marker, knitt accross: 40 stitches
- so I knitted 18 stitches, tied a bow to mark my place, then I knitted 1 stitch as I was learning how to increase, then I did the two increasing stitches, then I tied another bow, but now I'm stuck -

how do I knit 40 stitches when there are only 20 cast-ons left? did I make an error? I can see that 38 cast on plus 2 increased makes 40, but it already asked me knit 18, right?
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:44 AM   #2
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Hi. I think your problem is the exact same one I've had.

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Row 2: K 18, place marker, increase twice, place marker, knitt accross: 40 stitches
- so I knitted 18 stitches, tied a bow to mark my place, then I knitted 1 stitch as I was learning how to increase, then I did the two increasing stitches, then I tied another bow, but now I'm stuck -
After you do your increases you finish knitting the 20 stitches on the needle for a total of 40 stitches.

Your problem is all to familiar to me, both in knitting and crochet. I hope what I wrote makes sense.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:00 AM   #3
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Yes, GG is right. The "40sts" is just telling you how many sts you now should have on the needles. It's a nice reminder that there should be 40sts total before you go on to the next row.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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Oh good!! That's what I was hoping! Thank you so much!
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