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Old 01-07-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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Pattern Questions from Last Minute Gifts (Hourglass sweater)
Gearing up for my 8 hr. sweater from last minute gifts(hourglass sweater) and I'm confused about the directions. I've never followed a pattern for knitting in the round.

I get through the 1st paragraph okay... CO...joining,...knit 10 rnds (got that!), end last rnd 2 sts before the beginning marker *Will the remaining 2 sts. become ssk, k1 (of decrease round)?

Decrease rnd: ssk, k1, k2tog, knit to within 2 sts. of next marker; repeat from* once more--4 sts. decresed. Knit 8 rnds.

Repeat the last 9 rnds. UH?... Which last 9 rnds? Am I suppose to knit a decrease rnd once followed by the 8 knit rnds??

Increase rnd:*kf&b, k1, kf&b, k within 1st st. marker repeat from * once more--4 sts. increased. knit 13 rnds.

Repeat last 14 rnds. which 14 rnds?? (once I understand how to repeat 9 rows in (above confusion) then I should be able to figure this one out.)

If ya'll can help get me through this part of the sweater, then I will only have a bizzzzzillion more questions.

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Old 01-07-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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It looks like your decreases will go ssk, (marker) k1, k2tog, so you've got that.

As for the last 9 rounds--they consist of the decrease round and the following 8 rounds after that. You're doing fine!
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:39 PM   #3
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Ingrid, I just do the increase round once (when it says repeat) before the 8 knit rnds?

Ingrid thanks so much, you just got me through the body of the sweater. Now I just need my yarn--ordered but, waiting impatiently .

I should know this pattern inside and out by the time my yarn gets here. I'm using Debbie Bliss (wool/cotton) in lt. blue.

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Old 01-07-2006, 11:42 PM   #4
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Yup, do one decrease round and then 8 knit rounds. Then repeat the decrease and the next 8 for the next 9 rounds.

Is this the Herrschner's yarn? They're usually pretty good on shipping.
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:45 PM   #5
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Ingrid, just one more teeny tiny question

I went back and read your 2nd post and realized that I wasn't sure what you meant by "Then repeat the decrease and the next for 9 rounds

In the pattern (which I failed to mention) reads Repeat the last 9 rounds 2 more times.

Just to make sure I understand (since, I'm just too stubborn to give up!!) My rows should look like this??:
Dec rnd then knit 8 (1), Dec. rnd then k8 (2) ..Is this the right row count (a total 18 rows before moving to increase?)

I don't do this for 9 more times do I?? that would be over 300 rows.


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No, you do it twice. I'm sorry if I confused you.
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Whew! I'm a bit relieved! You had me worried


Thanxoxoxox Ingrid!
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