02-22-2007, 10:23 PM #1 Phoot99 Casting On   Join Date: Feb 2007 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Pattern woes Hope someone out there can help me! I'm starting to feel very old...I have been knitting sometime now, but I'm self taught. I have never had this much trouble with a pattern. I have emailed the company and they say it is correct as written. Ok, I just need someone to explain to me why I am losing sts. Here's the pattern : I start and should keep 93 sts... The 1st. row is a purl row/ then row 2 is K1,*p3tog,(KPK),rep from * 22 times, p3tog, K1. 3rd row is another purl row, Then the 4th row is: K1,*(KPK),P3tog,rep from * 22 times (KPK), K1. I would love for someone to try it and tell me what I'm doing wrong. I lose 2 sts. on the 2nd row. HELP :

 02-22-2007, 10:33 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 They may say the pattern is correct, but it adds up to 91 for me, too. K1,*p3tog,(KPK),rep from * 22 times, p3tog, K1. k1 = 1 p3tog, (kpk) x 22 = 88 p3tog = 1 k1 = 1 _______________ 91 stitches K1,*(KPK),P3tog,rep from * 22 times (KPK), K1. I would love for someone to try it and tell me what I'm doing However, row 4 adds up to 93. 1 + 88 + 3 + 1 = 93 But, if you have 91 stitches in row 2, you use those stitches to have 93 in row 4. Maybe it's supposed to change number? __________________ "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
 02-22-2007, 11:27 PM #3 Phoot99 Casting On   Join Date: Feb 2007 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts pattern woes Thanks for your help, Ingrid but they said there should be 93 sts. on every pattern row. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
 02-23-2007, 07:43 AM #4 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 I still think there's a mistake. Row 2 uses 93 stitches to get down to 91, and row 4 uses 91 stitches to get up to 93. __________________ "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
 02-23-2007, 10:13 AM #5 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts Maybe the error is them telling you there should be 93 stitches every row? Because Row 2 has a k3tog by itself. Or maybe you could knit a sample with just a few pattern repeats instead of 22, and put in a KPK after the last k3tog on R2, and see how it looks. Maybe that's the typy. sue
 02-23-2007, 05:06 PM #6 Phoot99 Casting On   Join Date: Feb 2007 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Pattern woes Thank you everyone for your help...I will try your ideas, as I still haven't heard back from the company. I will post my sucess...hopefully
 02-24-2007, 03:34 PM #7 Phoot99 Casting On   Join Date: Feb 2007 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Pattern woes Thank you all for your help...I am on my way. I DO lose two sts. on the 2nd row, but then get them back on the 4th. I heard back from the "help" I was getting from the company, and she still says I should have 93 sts on every row and that I don't understand the pattern
 02-26-2007, 03:42 AM #8 ArtLady1981 Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Kent, Washington Posts: 10,518 Thanks: 5,266 Thanked 3,902 Times in 3,022 Posts Don't ya just hate patterns like this one? Aargh. I feel your pain all the way out her on the West Coast! __________________ Knitting Help Video Index I'm Artlady at:
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Re: Pattern woes
 Originally Posted by Phoot99 Thank you all for your help...I am on my way. I DO lose two sts. on the 2nd row, but then get them back on the 4th. I heard back from the "help" I was getting from the company, and she still says I should have 93 sts on every row and that I don't understand the pattern
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Re: Pattern woes
 Originally Posted by Phoot99 Thank you all for your help...I am on my way. I DO lose two sts. on the 2nd row, but then get them back on the 4th. I heard back from the "help" I was getting from the company, and she still says I should have 93 sts on every row and that I don't understand the pattern
Not much help, eh?
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