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Old 08-02-2005, 08:14 AM   #1
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I don't think I can read a pattern! lol
Morning.. I admit to really struggling here.. maybe I just am unable to read patterns and need the tutorial with pictures for each thing I make lol :rollseyes:

Still working on the Lace and Diamond Bootees.. the cuffs came out great, I divided for the top of the foot and created the diamond yay! thought I was surely on a roll... then it came to picking up the side, toe and side stitches... I just can not get it to look right.. if you pick up all the stitches side, toe and side it is a curve.. this can't be right..

I feel dumb! Can anyone help enlighten me? I have frogged this 3 times... will start from scratch again tonight. Determined I am lol. Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:17 AM   #2
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Isnt there a seam to be sewn when you are done knitting? I seem to remember that. If there is, then a curve may be what you want. Can you take a pic & show us what it looks like?
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:29 AM   #3
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Kelly's right, yet again. Sometimes you just need to forge ahead and follow the directions and then see how things turn out. Often I have done a pattern and it just seemed not to make sense. I just followed exactly what they said and had that Aha moment where it all came together.

Today must be baby bootie day!
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:03 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses! Oh How I want that "Ah Ha" moment lol... I got it when through Kelly's help I figured out psso did not create it's own stitch lol.. but I am not sure how to continue picking up stitches from the other side of the toe
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The directions for this section are as follows:
With RS facing (12sts on needle), pick up and knit 13 sts along side of foot, 13sts from toe, (this is where it gets tough to pick up stitches) 13 sts from the side of the foot & 12 sts from needle (63 sts) knit 11 rows. :thinking: I wish this had pictures of each step I am such a visual person! Wow.
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:11 AM   #5
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Aren't your toe stitches the ones at the end of the needle after the short rows? The group in the middle, I'm referring to. Aren't they live stitches?
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:18 AM   #6
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yes they are. the pattern has you do a stockinette stitch for the last 3 rows and break the yarn, then on to the instructions that I am struggling with. :rollseyes:
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:23 AM   #7
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I'd bet that that curve you're experiencing will straighten itself out as you knit, or at the very least when you finish the bootie. I'd dive in and give it a shot. It's not as if you're hitting marble with a chisel--it's not irreversible!
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:34 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Kelly's right, yet again.
OH NO!!!! NOT AGAIN! TWICE in a ROW? Im gonna have to do something about that!!!

Stony...here's what you wanna do......

cast on more stitches...enough so they at LEAST reach the other end of the needle. Then p45, cast on 12 more, pass all those CO sts over the 45 you just purled and then SPIT on your work to lubricate it up all nicey nice, then wrap the working yarn around the needle about 27 times and knit into the 5th stitch in the 9th row. THERE! That should do it!
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lol.. easy for her to say (type) lol
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Ingrid.. I will jump back in after dinner dishes are done tonight! thank you and Kelly for the encouragement. I reviewed Amy's videos on picking up stitches and LIFELINES! :D . Wish I did not have to work today.. want to do this with everything fresh in my mind! Work so gets in the way of life! lol
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