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Old 10-24-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
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reading a pattern
I am new to this...the pattern says:
row 1:*K1, inc 1, repeat from * across
row 2 and all even rows: purl
row 3: *K2, inc 1, repeat from * across
row 5:*k3, inc 1, repeat from * across
this continues to row 11 which is K6, inc 1
I should have 42 stitches at the end of the 11th row

can someone clarify this for me??? I am so appreciative. thanks
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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Could you tell us how many stitches you are to cast on with, please.

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Old 10-24-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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Re: reading a pattern
Originally Posted by palepinkpeonies
I am new to this...the pattern says:
row 1:*K1, inc 1, repeat from * across
row 2 and all even rows: purl
row 3: *K2, inc 1, repeat from * across
row 5:*k3, inc 1, repeat from * across
this continues to row 11 which is K6, inc 1
I should have 42 stitches at the end of the 11th row

can someone clarify this for me??? I am so appreciative. thanks
ok here we go, the parts that are inbetween the * are what you're going to repeat until the end of the row, so;
row 1: *knit 1, increase 1 (make one)* repeat accross this row
then row 2: purl the entire row and every even (purl) row through row 10.
row 3: knit 2, increase 1 repeat the entire row
and you keep going until you complete row 11 and by that time you should have 42 stitches on your needle.
make sense?
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:15 PM   #4
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I cast on 6 stitches...thanks
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:22 PM   #5
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YES!! I'm supposed to end up with 42 stitches but I get 3 extra stitches per row ending up with 24...
Should I do this: row 1: knit an increase in each of the 6 cast on stitches leaving 12...row2: knit one and then in the 2nd stitch do the increase, and repeat, knit the increase in every 2nd stitch..row3: knit 2 and then the increase in every 3rd stitch?? I think this gives me 42 at the end of the 11th...I think this is what you (jberry) are saying!!!thanks!
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:04 PM   #6
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Okay, I've been fiddling with this and I think I have figured it out. It matters greatly what type of increase you decide to use, and really it is a shame that the pattern doesn't specify.

If you do a kfb (knit into front and back) increase, you are right you will increase each row by 3 stitches and end up with 24 stitches at the end of the 11 rows. You are using one of your existing stitches to create the increase by doing the kfb.

Now, if you did a M1 increase it would be entirely different. You are not using an existing stitch to make the increase and you will end up with 42 stitches by the end of 11 rows. So starting with 6 stitches.....

Row 1: K1, M1, K1, M1, K1, M1, K1, M1, K1, M1, K1, M1 = 12 stitches
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, M1, K2, M1, K2, M1, K2, M1, K2, M1, K2, M1 = 18 stitches
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K3, M1, K3, M1, K3, M1, K3, M1, K3, M1, K3, M1 = 24 stitches
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: K4, M1, K4, M1, K4, M1, K4, M1, K4, M1, K4, M1 = 30 stitches
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: K5, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1, K5, M1 = 36 stitches
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: K6, M1, K6, M1, K6, M1, K6, M1, K6, M1, K6, M1 = 42 stitches
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:08 AM   #7
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....I HAD TO CALL THE STORE FOR THE 4TH TIME BUT FINALLY IT WAS EXPLAINED.....IT'S A BAR INCREASE, NOT A m1 INCREASE...SO i DO THE INCREASE ON THE LAST STITCH OF THE KNITS...I HOPE MOST PATTERNS ARE MORE SPECIFIC
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Originally Posted by palepinkpeonies
....I HAD TO CALL THE STORE FOR THE 4TH TIME BUT FINALLY IT WAS EXPLAINED.....IT'S A BAR INCREASE, NOT A m1 INCREASE...SO i DO THE INCREASE ON THE LAST STITCH OF THE KNITS...I HOPE MOST PATTERNS ARE MORE SPECIFIC
whos pattern is it-what company?
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:28 AM   #9
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To me, a bar increase in a kfb, and that doesn't get you to the right stitch count in this pattern
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:26 AM   #10
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Maybe some people call a lifted (M1) inc, a bar inc because you lift the `bar' between the stitches?

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