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Old 11-15-2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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LCS (left cross stitch) and RCS (right cross stitch)
HELP!!!!!!! I do not know what I am doing wrong but this stitch has stumped me. I am doing the first row of a top down cardigan with these two stitches done with the LCS on the first half and the RCS on the second half of the neckline. I keep coming out with extra stitches at the end even though I am casting on exactly the right amount. The pattern is for an LCS and then a purl 7 times and then a RCS and a purl 6 times and then an RCS. I have frogged at least five or six times and am wild!! HELP!! This is a simple pattern otherwise and a gift so I have a time table for finishing. I must not be doing the LCS and RCS correctly. I need a video or good diagram.

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Old 11-16-2006, 02:50 AM   #2
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Is your stitch count over or under? If it's on both sides of the neck is there decreasing?

You can post that section of the pattern here and we can help you through it.

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Old 11-16-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
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There are different ways of doing the RC and LC--what are your instructions?
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:40 PM   #4
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Thank you both so much!! I finally figured out what I was doing wrong, I think. When going through the back of the second stitch on the left needle and then through the front of same, I was in some way picking up a loop of yarn creating an added stitch. Instead of knitting the back and dropping it then knitting the front and dropping it I was doing some sort of weird combo thing. Who knows. The garment is a cropped raglan cardigan and there are neckline increases by way of knit in the front and back stitches and these crossed stitches appear to be decorative for the neckline. After about two hours with my big Vogue book and Stitch and Bitch and the internet I finally got it!!!!!!!! The pattern says to LCS and purl 1 for so many stitches to the center back of the neckline then RCS and purl 1 the rest of the way around.

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Old 11-16-2006, 05:13 PM   #5
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Correction!!!
I stand corrected; the instruction for the LCS is: k into back of 2nd stitch on left needle. K into front of first stitch on left needle, drop original two stitches from left needle. RCS is into the front of the second stitch and the front of the first stitch, etc.

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Old 02-06-2007, 06:45 PM   #6
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LCS - Help!
We must be working on the same pattern! I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, either. When I move the two original stitches to the right needle, I have a weird little loop on the right needle. Am I really supposed to drop the two original stitches or something else?
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:12 PM   #7
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I will have to get out the pattern and try to remember how I finally figured out how I was getting the extra loop too! I made the sweater for a Christmas gift and have put it out of my mind! It was a French Girl pattern. Is that what you are using??
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Hi - yes, it's the French Girl pattern. I finally figured out I wasn't slipping the two original stitches, I was only slipping one. I'm up to row 6 now...woo hoo! How did yours turn out? I really love all the French Girl patterns.
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Hi there -- I think I'm working on the same French Girl pattern and am losing my mind trying to figure out how to do the Lcross stitch and R cross stitch w/out either creating an extra stitch or ending up with the crazy loop on the right needle.

what is the secret??

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Hi! I am trying to do the frenchgirl knit too and the LCS and the RCS is driving me mad!! I am dropping the 2 stitches for sure, but when I do, one of them creates an awful loop and I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong. Can someone please help me?
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