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Old 03-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #1
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Pattern help.....(quick question lol)
Hi guys! Remember me!!? Well I am starting on my next project. It's http://www.lanaknits.com/usa330.html
In the instructions it says

Fancy Rib Stitch Patter (multiple of five sts)I am not quite sure what that means.....

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I'm going to cast on all these stitches and then come back and check here!
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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The rib stitch pattern requires your cast on to be a multiple of five.... 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. It takes five sts to do the stitch pattern. So if you are doing a gauge swatch and determine your cast on to be X number of sts, add or subtract enough sts to insure your cast on has a multiple of 5.
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Ok......... that went over my head.....let me read that ONCE more......
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Originally Posted by Yarnlady
The rib stitch pattern requires your cast on to be a multiple of five.... 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. It takes five sts to do the stitch pattern. So if you are doing a gauge swatch and determine your cast on to be X number of sts, add or subtract enough sts to insure your cast on has a multiple of 5.
ok, it tells me to cast on 220 stitches......for the BODY...
then it says fancy rib stitch pattern (mulitple of 5 sts)

Rnd1: p1, *(k1tbl) three times, p2, rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1
Then it says rep rnds 1-4 for pattern

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It looks like you'll be working 215 stitches in the ribbing pattern and the other 5 create a neat edging/finishing off the ribbing. You'll repeat the *(k1tbl) three times, p2 rep from* 43 times.

Does that helpe any more?
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Originally Posted by sara_jayne
It looks like you'll be working 215 stitches in the ribbing pattern and the other 5 create a neat edging/finishing off the ribbing. You'll repeat the *(k1tbl) three times, p2 rep from* 43 times.

Does that helpe any more?
No. lol. When you say 215 stitches, what exactly does that mean???? that is throwing me off.....
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:08 AM   #7
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In the pattern you are casting on a total of 220 stitches......

Then, the round reads...

Rnd1: p1, *(k1tbl) three times, p2, rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1

The stitches in blue are 5 stitches that are not worked in the pattern.

The stitches in red are the stitches worked in the pattern.

There are 5 stitches in blue so if you take the 220 cast on stitches and subtract 5 you are left with 215 stitches that are worked in the ribbing pattern.

Any better?
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Originally Posted by sara_jayne
In the pattern you are casting on a total of 220 stitches......

Then, the round reads...

Rnd1: p1, *(k1tbl) three times, p2, rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1

The stitches in blue are 5 stitches that are not worked in the pattern.

The stitches in red are the stitches worked in the pattern.

There are 5 stitches in blue so if you take the 220 cast on stitches and subtract 5 you are left with 215 stitches that are worked in the ribbing pattern.

Any better?
So am I just working the pattern as it is written?? Not PHYSICALLY having to do ANYTHING else?????
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Just follow the pattern. She was only pointing out that if you want to do a gauge swatch the pattern stitch is a multiple of 5 stitches. Though without the next row, I can't see that the first st and the last four are part of the edging since they're not an equal number, but they take up 5 sts as well. They may be part of the pattern on the next rows. If you want to make a gauge swatch, CO about 25, and follow the pattern for a few inches.

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lol, ok thanks!!! tee hee, now i get it.
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