05-05-2006, 12:32 AM #1 Treeling Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast Posts: 51 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts "working in pattern" on lace Okay, this is, I think, a pretty simple but crucial question. I am making my first foray into lace knitting. The repeat consists of 9 rows with charted directions given for only the odd rows. For the even rows, it says to "work in pattern, all yo work p" Since rows 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are each slightly different from each other, my assumption is that the directions for the even rows should be interpreted to mean this: Work Row 2 as you worked Row 1 (but purl the YO's regardless of what the pattern for Row 1 says for that stitch). Work Row 4 as you worked Row 3 (but purl the YO's regardless of what the pattern for Row 4 says for that stitch). And so on through row 10. Have I correctly interpreted? Does "work in pattern" always essentially mean to work the next row identically to the one just previous to it (until a new set of instructions are given and then THOSE become 'the pattern'), to knit its knits and purl its purls... and then they give you any exceptions to the "work in pattern" statement as in this p the yo's business? Thanks in advance for any help... __________________

 05-05-2006, 06:08 AM #2 TwoLeftNeedles 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Jan 2006 Posts: 203 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts I would have thought it to be knit the knits, purl the purls and yo's __________________ KIP DPN comment counter: 23
 05-05-2006, 12:42 PM #3 Ingrid Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Pleasant Valley, NY Posts: 29,220 Thanks: 16 Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,671 Posts That's what I would interpret it to mean, too--knit the knits, purl the purls and purl the yo's, as they face you. __________________ "Trust the pattern!" Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog IngridKH on Ravelry
 05-05-2006, 10:06 PM #4 Treeling Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Mar 2006 Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast Posts: 51 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Excellent, that's what I thought (however badly I expressed it there). Thank you very much. Someone ought to write a Pattern Author to Newbie translation program, I swear. __________________

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