12-18-2012, 02:17 AM #1 Newknitterwendy Casting On   Join Date: Dec 2012 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Help with Knitting Pattern I am a new knitter and working with Loops & Threads looms. This pattern will be my second project. I am having trouble with understanding this pattern. I understand step 1-2 I get, step 5 I understand as a standard cast on nothing special ... after that I am completely lost! Anyone able to help? Here are the directions: Step: 1 Measurements Approx 8 x 64 ins [ 20.5cm x 162.5cm] Step: 2 Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10cm] in stocking st Step: 3 Stitch Glossary C6B = Slip next 3 sts onto cn and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cn. C6F = Slip next 3 sts onto cn and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cn. Step: 4 Instructions Step: 5 Cast on 38 sts. Step: 6 1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. Step: 7 2nd row:*P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2. Step: 8 Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing 4 times more, inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 40 sts. Step: 9 1st row: (RS). K11. (P2. K2) 4 times. P2. K11. Step: 10 2nd row: K2. P9. (K2. P2) 4 times. K2. P9. K2. Step: 11 3rd row: K2. C6F. K3. P4. (K2. P2) 3 times. P2. K3. C6B. K2. Step: 12 4th row:K2. P9. K4. (P2. K2) 3 times. K2. P9. K2. Step: 13 5th and 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows. Step: 14 7th row: K5. C6B. P4. (K2. P2) 3 times. P2. C6F. K5. Step: 15 8th row: As 4th row. Step: 16 Rep last 8 rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 62H ins [159cm], ending on a 4th row of pat and dec 2 sts evenly across last row. 38 sts.Rep last 8 rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 62H ins [159cm], ending on a 4th row of pat and dec 2 sts evenly across last row. 38 sts. Step: 17 Work 10 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.

 12-18-2012, 02:24 AM #2 GrumpyGramma Grafting the Toe     Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 7,567 Thanks: 1,958 Thanked 3,098 Times in 2,608 Posts Knitters here generally hand knit with needles. Loom knitting is not something we know little, if anything, about. Have you tried youtube or looked for a loom knitting forum? Step 6 looks like a knit 2 purl 2 rib. Knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, repeat that pattern across. __________________ ~ GG Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..
 12-18-2012, 02:28 AM #3 Jan in CA Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Southern CA Posts: 37,187 Thanks: 1,656 Thanked 8,750 Times in 7,120 Posts I agree. We are a hand knitting and crochet forum. Hope you find your answer. __________________ Jan When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it. NEW! KH knitting video archive ~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~
 12-18-2012, 02:45 AM #4 Newknitterwendy Casting On   Join Date: Dec 2012 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Step 3 Does anyone know the abbreviations in Step 3?
 12-18-2012, 02:53 AM #5 Newknitterwendy Casting On   Join Date: Dec 2012 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Converting I found a forum that will help me convert the pattern, but I need to understand the pattern first. K- is knit P- is purl I don't understand step 3 What is "Rep from * to last 2 sts" I just need help with the abbreviations For instance: is step 9 saying knit 11 stitches 4 times? Step 8 seems to be in a foreign language to me Here is the pattern: http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Thread...efault,pd.html
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 Originally Posted by Newknitterwendy I found a forum that will help me convert the pattern, but I need to understand the pattern first. K- is knit P- is purl I don't understand step 3 What is "Rep from * to last 2 sts" I just need help with the abbreviations For instance: is step 9 saying knit 11 stitches 4 times? Step 8 seems to be in a foreign language to me Here is the pattern: http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Thread...efault,pd.html
"C6B = Slip next 3 sts onto cn and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cn.
C6F = Slip next 3 sts onto cn and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cn."
C6B = Cable 6 back. You slip three stitches onto the cable needle and leave it at back of the work. You knit three, then you knit the three from the cable needle.

C6F = Cable 6 front. You slip three stitches onto the cable needle and leave it at front of the work. You knit three, then you knit the three from the cable needle (or, for both instances, you can put the three stitches from the cable needle back on the left needle, then knit them).

"Rep from * to last 2 sts" means you repeat the pattern from * to the last two stitches.

For example, from this row: 1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.

You knit 2, then purl 2. After purling 2, you repeat from the * to the last two stitches and you knit 2 to match the first two knit stitches (my guess you're knitting flat if you were knitting by hand).

"For instance: is step 9 saying knit 11 stitches 4 times?
Step 8 seems to be in a foreign language to me"

No. You knit 11 stitches. The four times part is for the p2, k2 in parentheses. Then you p2 and knit the last 11 stitches.

"Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing 4 times more, inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 40 sts." You repeat the last two rows you did (so rows 1 and 2. Row 1: k2, p2, row 2: p2, k2) four times for the ribbing. The last row you increase by two stitches (I believe, since the cast on is 38 sts and you need 40 by the end of the last row), and at the end of that last row, you should have 40 stitches.

I hope this helps.

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 12-18-2012, 03:43 AM #7 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 8,423 Thanks: 624 Thanked 3,387 Times in 3,068 Posts This pattern reads like a hand knit and I notice that the Materials list calls for size 8 needles. Is this really a loom pattern? Cryaegm has given you some knitting translations that will get you started on this lovely scarf.
 12-18-2012, 11:03 AM #8 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts Line 3 is giving you the description to do the cable. Line 8 means to knit the 2 previous rows 4 more times which would be a total of 10 rows. On the very last row you increase or add 2 sts evenly spaced. That would be about 1/3 and 2/3 the way across. Line 9 means to knit 11 stitches, do p2 k2 4 times, then p2 k11. I don't know how to convert this to loom knitting, the other group may be able to help you more. __________________ sue- knitting heretic

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