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Old 05-20-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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:rollseyes: I don't know what to do with this coat!!! Here is the pattern...

Foundation Row: WS *K3, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 1: *P3, k1 winding yarn twice around needle; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Row 2: *K3, sl 1 purlwise wyif and dropping extra loop, yb; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

I know from a shawl I just knitted that when you drop stitches, they are connected somewhere, I just don't know where these stitches (in the coat) are connected. Can someone help me?? :?
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Old 05-20-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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I'm not really sure what you're asking--are you asking where the dropped stitches are? In the photo, the dropped stitches are those wide, holey lines that run down the coat. Those are the yarn-overs creating holes in each row; the dropped extra loop makes the holes bigger.

I hope that's what you're asking about...
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Old 05-20-2006, 04:06 PM   #3
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Yes, that's what I was asking about...I tried to knit this coat in a different yarn, and when I dropped the loop, it didn't connect to anything...THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO CONNECT TO SOMETHING, ISN'T THAT SO?

I have another question...This coat measures 46" in width but I need at least a 48" width...do you think larger needles would do it?

I'd hate to have to alter the pattern and I really think larger needles would give me the width I need...

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Old 05-20-2006, 05:15 PM   #4
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Larger needles will make the pattern larger, but I'm not sure how much. You could knit a gauge swatch with the larger needles and see how much larger it could be. I always go up a size needle to obtain gauge, since I must knit a little tightly. You might need to go up a couple of needle sizes, or maybe not, to get a larger coat. There's too much knitting here to risk assuming that the needle size will make enough of a difference without seeing what your gauge will be. Once you figure that out, we can help you see if the coat will be 2 inches wider where you want it to be.

On row one you wrap the yarn twice. That's what your'e dropping, the extra wrap. It's not a stitch, so it doesn't go anywhere. It just creates a long strand.
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:31 PM   #5
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But where on the coat is this Long Strand????

I guess I'm inexperienced enough to want answers to everything...

If it doesn't attach to anything, where is it???

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Old 05-20-2006, 05:59 PM   #6
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Knit it and see; it's hard to explain, but once it's there on your needles, you'll see exactly what it is and it will click for you.
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Thank you SOOOOOO much for helping me...Celine told me to come here to get help and she wasn't kidding! I'll go out and buy a pair of size 19 and 20 (if they have that size) and knit up a few swatches and get back to you (or someone there). I don't know enough about the site to figure out who I'm talking to....I don't even know your name...'

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If you look over to the left of the posts, you'll see who you were talking to, and probably kiddie pics of us, too.
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And we're happy to help even if we remain anonymous to you! But, as Ingrid says, we're easy to identify.

Don't know if you have a Hobby Lobby near you, but I've seen size 19 and 20 needles there.
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HI Maggie, so glad you found your way here!!! I told you this is a wonderful place to "be" when not knitting!! :XX:

That coat is just beautiful!! Is it from a knitting book? Or did you find it on line? :D
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