06-08-2006, 12:13 PM #1 Inaru816 Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: New York, NY, USA Posts: 8 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts How to Read A Pattern I am starting my first major project. I am very excited but need some basic help. The pattern calls for a total of 129 stitches per row. When the pattern says k1, p1 it is easy to count the stitches. How do I count the following? Row 1: p1, *k2tog, yf, k1, yf, s1, k1, psso, p1; rep from * Is that 6 stitches from * until end? Row 5: k1, yf, s1, k1, psso, *p1, k2tog, yf, k1, yf, s1, k1, psso; rep from * ending p1, k2tog, yf, k1 What about this? HELP! :thinking:

 06-08-2006, 12:23 PM #2 knitaddict Turning the Heel     Join Date: Apr 2006 Posts: 603 Thanks: 2 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post Re: How to Read A Pattern I'm editing my post. See - this is why I should never try to answer a question when I've only had 3 hours of sleep. :rofling: I didn't answer any of your questions right, did I? :rofling: __________________ ~*~Jennifer~*~
 06-08-2006, 12:26 PM #3 knitqueen Grafting the Toe     Join Date: Apr 2005 Location: Western Canada Posts: 4,246 Thanks: 139 Thanked 148 Times in 132 Posts On your row 1, six stitches are used in between the *.....* and you end up with six stitches with each repeat of the *....*. In other words, the stitch count does not change. This is because the increases balance out the decreases. Each time there is a 'yf' (also known as a 'yo') a new stitch is created and each time there is a K2tog or a sl1 k1 psso it decreases one stitch. There are the same # of increases as there are decreases in both of the rows that you have mentioned so the stitch count at the beginning and end of your row will not change. Hope that this partly answers your question. __________________ Kids & Knit - My New Blog! Ravelry username: HeatherDD
 06-08-2006, 12:28 PM #4 Inaru816 Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: New York, NY, USA Posts: 8 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Many Thanks! Thanks Knitqueen. That's exactly what I was asking! So it is a total of six stitches! I think I've got it.
 06-08-2006, 01:16 PM #5 knitqueen Grafting the Toe     Join Date: Apr 2005 Location: Western Canada Posts: 4,246 Thanks: 139 Thanked 148 Times in 132 Posts Ask away if you have further questions. And knitaddict, I read your response before you edited it and you should have left it!! It was also an important piece of advice for learning how to read and understand a pattern. You did a good job! __________________ Kids & Knit - My New Blog! Ravelry username: HeatherDD
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 Originally Posted by knitqueen And knitaddict, I read your response before you edited it and you should have left it!! It was also an important piece of advice for learning how to read and understand a pattern. You did a good job!
I would try to put it back, but my brain is so fuddled by lack of sleep. lol TY for the compliment, though.
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