Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
bjc1050
Turning the Heel
 
bjc1050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 745
Thanks: 133
Thanked 66 Times in 56 Posts
Need help understanding pattern
I'm hoping to knit the Just Us Girls poncho for my granddaughter. This is a free Coats & Clark pattern. In reading the pattern instructions this section confuses me.

Row 3: K0 (1, 1, 1), [inc, place marker, P1, K1, P1, place marker, inc, K 0 (0, 1, 1] 3 times, inc, place marker, P1, K1, P1, place marker, inc, K0 (1, 1, 1) 28 (30, 33, 33) sts.

I'll be knitting the smallest size. So the size directions are outside the parentheses. Am I supposed to ignore the increase inside the brackets? Do I start with the P1, K1, P1 inside the brackets?

I don't understand where to increase the stitches. The instructions begin with 20 stitches at the end of the neck ribbing, but I should have 28 stitches after this section of instructions.

I've already bought the yarn for this project. Can't believe this is supposed to be an EASY project, lol. Any help will be appreciated.

Beverly
bjc1050 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-27-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
jhelanee
Turning the Heel
 
jhelanee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 541
Thanks: 14
Thanked 54 Times in 47 Posts
Hi Beverly-

I think the way this is written is what makes it look so complicated. They define "inc" as knitting into the front and back of the next stitch. Brackets indicate a stitch sequence that is repeated and have nothing to do with the size. So for your granddaughter's small poncho the row should go:
[inc, place marker, P1, K1, P1, place marker, inc] repeat between brackets twice more, then inc, place marker, P1, K1, P1, place marker, inc 28 sts.

The bracketed section brackets uses 5 of your original stitches and ends up being 7 sts. Then you just repeat to the end of the row.

Hope that solves the problem.

~Jennifer
__________________
Jennifer's Projects

Recently finished: DH's small-gauge sweater; Secret of the Stole ii - "Savannah"; BSJ (well the knitting anyway)
On Needles: socks; Odessa (from Magknits)

jhelanee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2006, 07:45 PM   #3
bjc1050
Turning the Heel
 
bjc1050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 745
Thanks: 133
Thanked 66 Times in 56 Posts
Need help understanding pattern
Thanks, jhelanee,

I hope it helps, too. Will find out fairly soon. Fortunately, it doesn't have to finished 'til next Fall or Christmas.

Beverly
bjc1050 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help understanding this pattern karen316 How-to Questions 1 04-05-2012 05:53 AM
need help understanding pattern... shaunak93 How-to Questions 3 06-08-2010 09:51 AM
need help understanding my pattern susielu Pattern Central 3 05-21-2010 06:16 PM
Understanding a pattern hmtilley How-to Questions 3 11-21-2009 10:25 PM
Help with understanding the pattern Ivy Pattern Central 4 04-20-2007 01:29 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 AM.