02-17-2007, 05:45 PM #1 suasponte Casting On   Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: Madison, WI Posts: 14 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Chevron Scarf Pattern Question Hi all. I am making a scarf and have a question about the pattern. It says: CO54 (multiples of 13 + 2). Knit one row (WS). Row 1 (RS): Knit 1 selvedge st, *K2tog, K4, yo, k1, yo, k4, SSK*, repeat to last st, knit 1 selvedge. When I do this as written, the last "set" of stitches does not go to the last asterisk and, instead, stops at the second yo. Is there an error in the pattern, or is this intentional in the design? I am very confused. Ariella.

 02-17-2007, 06:06 PM #2 Ingrid Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Pleasant Valley, NY Posts: 29,585 Thanks: 21 Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts It should work out since the pattern takes up 13 stitches. When you are doing the ssk, are you doing it as a decrease or slipping 2 and knitting 1? *K2tog, K4, yo, k1, yo, k4, SSK* uses 2, 4, 1, 4, 2 = 13 results in 1, 4, 1, 1, 1, 4, 1 = 13 __________________ "Trust the pattern!" Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog IngridKH on Ravelry
 02-17-2007, 06:11 PM #3 suasponte Casting On   Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: Madison, WI Posts: 14 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts I wasn't aware there was another way to do it other than using the SSK as a decrease. At least, when I searched on the glossary of this site, it seemed like a decrease was the only way to do it. I did the same math you did, and came up with the same answer, but I guess I must be doing the SSK wrong. Do you leave the two slipped stitches on the left needle after you knit, and then use them as regular stitches again?
 02-17-2007, 06:18 PM #4 suasponte Casting On   Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: Madison, WI Posts: 14 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts *K2tog, K4, yo, k1, yo, k4, SSK* Actually, upon further reflection, I am still confused. k2tog = 2st k4 = 4st yo = 1 st k1 = 1st yo = 1st k4 = 4st and ssk=2st. All those together equal 15 stitches, not 13. So, if I CO54, after the first set of stitches and the selvedge, I will only have 38sts left, into which 13 does not divide evenly. I'm sure I'm missing something simple, but it's really annoying me.
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 Originally Posted by suasponte *K2tog, K4, yo, k1, yo, k4, SSK* Actually, upon further reflection, I am still confused. k2tog = 2st k4 = 4st yo = 1 st k1 = 1st yo = 1st k4 = 4st and ssk=2st. All those together equal 15 stitches, not 13. So, if I CO54, after the first set of stitches and the selvedge, I will only have 38sts left, into which 13 does not divide evenly. I'm sure I'm missing something simple, but it's really annoying me.
If you count the stitches you start with, count the decs as 2 and ignore the yo. When you count stitches at the end of the row, you have to count the decs as 1 st. You can't do both.

So at the end of the row....
k2tog = 1st
k4 = 4st
yo = 1 st
k1 = 1st
yo = 1st
k4 = 4st
and ssk=1st.

sue

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