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Old 06-15-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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Lions Brand Waterfall Pattern k2b question
I am a beginner knitter and I am using the following pattern:
Cast on 58 sts
Row 1 (ws) K1b, p1b *k1b, k1, p1b, p1* Rep from * to * to last 4 sts, K1b, k1, p1b, k1b.
Row 2 (rs) K1b, *k1b, k1, p1b, p1,* rep from * to * to last 5 sts, k1b, k1, p1b, k2b,

My question is if I k2b on row 2 then it decreases. So the next row is only 57 sts, and so on... Why is my blanket going to continue to get smaller? What am I doing wrong or is this the correct pattern? Should I be adding one back somewhere. It is from the Lions Brand web site and is the pattern that came on the back of the yarn I purchased to make the blanket.

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:15 AM   #2
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I am wondering if you are supposed to knit 2 through the back loop but separately, as you have said it is supposed to be a blanket and if there are no increases the blanket would just get smaller, and not look quite like a blanket. I am new at this as well though so hopefully someone with more experience will be able to provide some insight. Some patterns do contain small errors and are at times misprinted
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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Here's the stitch explanation. It's not a decrease, you're just creating twisted stitches. Its possible that last one is an error or maybe you just do two k1b.


k1b = knit into back loop
p1b = purl into back loop

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Since you're on the last 5 sts of row 2, it's a shorthand for knit 2sts, each through the back loop:
" last 5 sts, k1b, k 1, p1b, k2b." is the same as last 5 sts, k1b, k1, p1b, k1b, k1b.
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K2b isn't a decrease, you just knit 2 sts tbl.
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Thank you so much for your help!
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