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Old 02-13-2006, 12:09 AM   #1
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increasing stitches
Ok, people, I am knitting a sweater that has moss stitch hearts inside stocking stitch squares, with a two stitch moss border. I am starting the sleeve, and they are asking me to increase. I know how to, but they are asking me to keep the pattern while increasing.

Basically, what they are saying is increase one stitch every 6 rows for 20 rows. Right now I have a 10 stitch square that I am adding stitches to, and since the middle (patterned) square is 15 stitches, if I add 4 stitches over the 20 rows, I don't need to do any patterning? (until I increase again?)

TIA....and I hope this makes sense!!

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Old 02-13-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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I think I get what you mean.

You're sleeve will be expanding outward on both sides, and you would change the outer stitches only when they would be changed if the pattern was really wide. Clear?
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:24 AM   #3
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I think I understand what you mean. I am fairly confident that I dont have to change the outer stitches until the outer squares reach 15 stitches, correct? That is what you meant?

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Yes, you only have to change the pattern on the increases when they would change on a wide piece of knitting. You'll know when it looks right.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:39 AM   #5
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Thank you sooo much Ingrid! It is no wonder why you have 10000 posts, because you are just sooo helpful to everyone here.

I was waiting for your answer, so it is great that you answered so quickly! I am off to knit while watching Desperate Housewives!!

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