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Old 02-23-2013, 05:49 AM   #1
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HI, I'm trying my hand at knitting something beyond a straight scarf. Found a nice pattern for a baby bib. I don't know how to follow the pattern. Could someone explain step by step?:

the pattern doesn't have a glossary or key, so i'm unsure about the abbreviations.

Could someone translate and explain for me?

"This bib...worked in “segments.” Decreases are worked at the edges of each segment, bringing each one to a point.

Using Long-Tail CO, CO 86 (100) sts [this i understand]

Decrease Row 1 (RS): K1, [k2tog, k8 (10) sts, ssk, pm] 7 times, k1—72 (86) sts remain. Knit 5 rows.

Decrease Row 2 (RS): Change to St st. Decrease 14 sts this row, then every 4 rows 3 (4) times, as follows: K1, [k2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm] 7 times, k1—16 sts remain. Work even for 3 rows, removing markers.

Decrease Row 3 (RS): K1, [k2tog] 7 times, k1—9 sts remain. Work even for 1 row.

Decrease Row 4 (RS): [K3tog] 3 times—3 sts remain. BO all sts.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to Knitting Help!
You can find many of these abbreviations on the Glossary tab at the top of this page, some with a video to demonstrate the technique.

Decrease Row 1 (RS): K1, [k2tog, k8 (10) sts, ssk, pm] 7 times, k1—72 (86) sts remain. Knit 5 rows.
k2tog is a knit 2 together decrease that gives you a right leaning slant, ssk is a decrease that gives a left leaning slant. pm means place marker. The stitches in the brackets are repeated 7 times and the numbers at the end give the number of stitches you'll have at the end of the row for the small (large) size.

Decrease Row 2 (RS): Change to St st. Decrease 14 sts this row, then every 4 rows 3 (4) times, as follows: K1, [k2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm] 7 times, k1—16 sts remain. Work even for 3 rows, removing markers.
St st is stockinette stitch, a pattern of alternating knit one row, purl one row. Work even means to continue without increases or dcreases.

Decrease Row 4 (RS): [K3tog] 3 times—3 sts remain. BO all sts.
k3tog is knit 3 together, the same idea as k2tog but with 3 stitches instead of 2.

That should get you started on the bib section. See how it goes on that part and then we can help with the rest. Because of copyright problems, would you delete the rest of the pattern please, so that the entire pattern isn't posted here?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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thanks, very helpful! sorry about the pattern...its a free pattern so I didn't think it'd be a problem...I've removed part of it as you asked.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
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Hope you can continue on with it. Even free patterns fall under copyright protection; they belong to someone who is the only one who has the 'right' to distribute/publish it.
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