11-20-2014, 09:14 PM #1 nnichols Casting On   Join Date: Nov 2014 Posts: 4 Thanks: 1 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Please help! Pattern interpretation Hello, Can someone please explain how to do the following pattern: [p3[k2,p3] 3 times Thank you, I have tried difference combinations and I cant seem to get it right

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 11-20-2014, 11:01 PM #3 nnichols Casting On   Join Date: Nov 2014 Posts: 4 Thanks: 1 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Sorry I missed a bracket. The instructions for the entire row are as follows: [P1,k1] 3 times,[p3[k2,p3]3 times] 4 times,[p1,k1]3 times Thanks for your help. I don't have a link as it is from a book.
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 Originally Posted by nnichols Sorry I missed a bracket. The instructions for the entire row are as follows: [P1,k1] 3 times,[p3[k2,p3]3 times] 4 times,[p1,k1]3 times Thanks for your help. I don't have a link as it is from a book.
first p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1

then p3, k2, p3, k2, p3, k2, p3, p3, k2, p3, k2, p3, k2, p3, p3, k2, p3, k2, p3, k2, p3, p3, k2, p3, k2, p3, k2, p3

then p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
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 Originally Posted by nnichols Sorry I missed a bracket. The instructions for the entire row are as follows: [P1,k1] 3 times,[p3[k2,p3]3 times] 4 times,[p1,k1]3 times Thanks for your help. I don't have a link as it is from a book.
Here's how to read it: Anything in brackets is repeated the number of times given. [P1,k1] 3 times means repeat the p1, k1 three times. The brackets inside other brackets are done first so for the next part you will p3 then [k2,p3] three times, then repeat the whole thing starting with p3 three times more for a total of four repeats. By now you figured out that the [p1,k1] will be repeated 3 times.

HTH Learning to read these instructions is challenging and even more experienced knitters get stuck.

Now if I actually typed it all out right.....

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 11-21-2014, 07:52 PM #7 nnichols Casting On   Join Date: Nov 2014 Posts: 4 Thanks: 1 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts I am knitting a textured baby blanket. I have another row that I thought I knew how to do but it turned out wrong :(. [p1,k2[p5,k2]twice] Thanks in advance for the help.
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 Originally Posted by nnichols I am knitting a textured baby blanket. I have another row that I thought I knew how to do but it turned out wrong :(. [p1,k2[p5,k2]twice] Thanks in advance for the help.
ok, this one is p1, k2, then p5, k2, p5, k2, repeat from beginning.

you're doing the [p5, k2] twice in a row AFTER the initial p1, k2.
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