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Old 03-29-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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Aran Sweater
So my next project, and it's going to be a big challenge is an Aran Sweater (think Irish).

Here are the special stitch techniques I need to master:

TWB = knit into back of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together

TWF = knit into front of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off together

TWP = purl into front of second st on left hand needle, then into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together

TWL = slip next st onto cable needle and leave at front, P1, then K1 from cable needle

TWR = slip next st onto cable needle and leave at back of work, K1, then P1 from cable needle

CABLE = slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at front, (K1tbl, P1) twice, then K1tbl, P1, K1tbl, from cable needle.

Yikes - much homework to do!!
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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The hardest part for me is remember exactly what the abbreviations mean! Doing the twists isn't hard. I don't think there are videos on this site but...if you need videos and I can remember how to find them, I'll see what I can do to help.

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TWF = knit into front of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off together

I think I found this one! How to Knit the Right Twist Stitch

And another:
TWB = knit into back of second st on left hand needle, then knit into front of first st, slipping both sts off needle together How to Knit the Left Twist Stitch
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Grumpy - that would be WONDERFUL!!
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Did you try doing a swatch and testing the directions? I've done TWB although I've never seen it written that way and it wasn't hard.
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The abbreviations you have are weird. LOL I can't figure out what they mean. Please educate me. What do TWB, TWF, TWL, TWR mean?
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The abbreviations are Patons' ones, not mine and, I agree, they are weird ...
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Did you see I added links via edit above? I wonder, would Patons site tell what they translate into to know what to search for. I think you can do them w/o a video but for future reference it could be handy. We can all become multi-knitting-lingo-lingual. Try saying that 3 times fast.
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OK so I'm having difficulty with the next step: here it is, help please.

I have 151 sts cast on.

Row 22 - rib 11, inc in next st, *rib 3, inc in next st, rep from * to last 11 sts, rib 11 ... 184 sts.

Yet I ended up with over 190 - wtf have I done wrong???

(now unpicking this row)

so the way I interpret the instruction is for every 3 sts ribbed then increase into the next stitch making two out of 1 ...
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I'm not figuring it out. It seems to me that for every 4 sts in the row, you will have 5 once you do your inc. and after you subtract for the 11 ribbed sts ea end, it's not divisible by 4. Of course math and I often agree to disagree. Is the pattern online? Maybe there are corrections?
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Gawd I'm a dill - I'm wrong. I actually knit FOUR sts and then increase not THREE (which I why when I first did it I ended up with too many). Bloody ambiguous pattern.
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