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Old 05-18-2013, 04:10 PM   #21
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No wonder some clamor for standardized terminology. Oh, well, knitting goes on.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
No wonder some clamor for standardized terminology. Oh, well, knitting goes on.
Or even clamour for standardized spelling.

Like a lot of other people here, I've soon picked up the American/British differences in terminology. So Americans will check their gauge, then knit in seed stich, moss stitch and stockinette stitch before binding off, but Britons will check their tension, then knit in moss stitch, double (or Irish) moss stich and stocking stitch before casting off.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #23
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Found this interesting it's called Japanese Short Rows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnMnsCV3VLo
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I've seen the Japanese short rows before. I think they look really good. They lost me with the first pin. I might be able to handle using them like that but so far haven't bothered. If you use them and love them, let me know, OK? I'll be more motivated to try them.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #25
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Before I move on , on this Tank Top, please tell me if I am doing this right or wrong.

Inc Row (RS): K2, M1k, k to last 2 sts, M1k, k2. Rep this inc every other RS row 4 times more 105(117-127-143) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 12-1/2" from beg, end on WS.

I understand the first part but I'm not sure on the second sentence [Rep this inc every other RS row 4 times more] Ok on my first attempt on this same pattern (first photo post) when I got to this part what I did was, followed the first sentence and then on the second sentence i repeated the inc every other right side row as followed from beg first sentence. k2,m1k,k to last 2 sts,m1k, k2, next purl the purl side, knit the knit side ,purl purl side,then do the inc row . So what I did was only inc every other (RS Row) is that right or should I be purling one row (WS) then increasing the next row (RS) alternating in this pattern?
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As I read it, the way you did it is what it says. That's the point at narrowing for the waist shaping, isn't it? The gradual decrease seems right. Did the shaping work right the first time? If it did, do it the same way again. If you're not happy with it, do it whatever way works out best for you. That's my take on it.
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As I read it, the way you did it is what it says. That's the point at narrowing for the waist shaping, isn't it? The gradual decrease seems right. Did the shaping work right the first time? If it did, do it the same way again. If you're not happy with it, do it whatever way works out best for you. That's my take on it.
Yes it's the waist shaping, it seems ok on the first top. But I wasn't sure if I was reading it right
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I think you're reading it right. If it works, then it's right, right? Of course, right! I've decided that sometimes when we do our best to interpret the written instructions all that really matters in the end is, did it work out to my liking.

I'm working on an Amelia Earhart Aviator Cap pattern and it's written so weirdly that all I can do with it is get stitch and row counts and check every now and then to see that I'm still on track. AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!! If I finish this hat and decide to do another, I'll rewrite the pattern. Patterns are a starting point.
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I saw that pattern,knitted it reminds me of an Amish hat the women would wear.

I am getting close to the armhole binding off instructions now and will follow Julie's advice.

I think my brain is working overtime because I have this urge to want to change two things on this pattern but I don't have enough experience of knitting to do it. I added a few rows of Garter sts at the bottom edge before starting into stockinette sts because I didn't like the rolled hem on my first on ,which I went back later on that one and added the garter edge so it didn't roll. Now I'm thinking that at that running along armhole edge this sts pattern would look good. The following are instructions are from a vest pattern I knitted ,but I don't know how to incorporate it into the armhole instructions on this pattern ,is that possible to do? Also would like to mimic this look into the next line front and back......you know it just hit me if I could do this I would be slash we would be coming up with a new pattern idea!

( Right front side)
row 1- k4,ssk,k to end .
row 2- k4,p to last 4 sts,k4.
row 3- knit row .
row 4- k4,p to last 4 sts,k4

(left front side)
row 1-k to last 6 sts, k2tog,k4.
row 2- k4, p to last 4 sts,k4
row 3-knit
row 4-k4,p to last 4 sts,k4.

One other thing, what if I just knitted the neck line front and back and shoulder straps in a few rows of Garter sts? Can I do that? Than would match the edging at the bottom then.
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Yeah, or an old fashioned swimming cap. I thought for someone who might go bald it should be comfortable. I'm about ready to ditch it though because I just keep getting messed up for no real reason. That's me, not the pattern. I wish I could blame the pattern.
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