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Old 05-08-2006, 09:53 PM   #1
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Ripple shawl help!!
I'm doing something terribly wrong on this pattern and I don't know what it is....

Row 1 (right side) Knit.

Row 2 K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3 K3, *[k2tog] 3 times, [yo, k1] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 4 Knit.

I understand how to read it...but when I finish row 4 and get to start repeating the pattern, something goes haywire. The little eyelet holes are off. I'm on my 4th repeat so I know it's not going to look right but I can tell something is wrong. Someone explained to me that I should have the same amount of stitches on the needle at all times. I can tell I absolutely don't.

I'm so frustrated and I'm going all over trying to get help with no avail.

HELP!

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Old 05-08-2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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You should have the same number at the end of each row, thats for sure. Are you ending up with too many stitches? Or too few?

When I did a baby afghan that had a pattern with YO's and Knit tog's, I found it helped me to use a marker between each set of repeats.
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:46 PM   #3
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I end up with waaaaay too many. I can't figure out where I'm going wrong...but I'll try the stitch markers.
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:33 AM   #4
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Chelsea, as Kitkat said you should have the same number of stitches...
the K2tog 3 times reduces stitches by 3. The yo K1 6 times gives you 6 stitches ( now you're up 3) then k2 tog 3 times reduces by three (now you're even). Hope this makes sense! Are you doing the yo correctly? That might explain extra stitches.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:18 AM   #5
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Ripple Shawl
I am doing this same shawl.
:D I find that I use stitch markers for each repeat and at the three knits at the start of the row and end of the row. I counted all the stitches in the repeats I ended up with 18. If I keep that amount of stitches after doing the yo's and k2tog's it comes out right. I hope this helps. :D
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