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Old 04-03-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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help with drops design pattern PLEASE
I seen this pattern yesterday and fell in love with it!
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/vi..._id=24&lang=en

but it is a very confusing pattern. i have a question about the charts. do i start from the bottom up and from right to left or left to right???
has anyone made this before?? can anyone help me clarrify all of the directions?
any help is appreciated!
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
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This is not knitted in the round, so the chart rows will be read right to left on RS rows, and left to right on WS rows - you will start reading the chart from the lower right corner.

As for the rest of the instructions, which part specifically do you need clarified cause there a LOT of pattern there!
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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thanks for the link. It is beautiful. Please post when you are done (or close to done....or halfway done.....or can just see the pattern)
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:18 AM   #4
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hi guys thanks for the help with the charts i just wanted to be sure. i haven't read through the whole pattern yet but i will try to this weekend and try to write it all out so it wont seem so confusing i guess. i'm not exactly sure when i'm going to start on it as i have some other projects i'd like to finish but hopefully soon after i get all the pattern clarified.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:25 AM   #5
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The thing I find most confusing about their patterns is that it's just written line after line, as though it was a run on sentence. No paragraph breaks. It would help a lot to rewrite it, with only your own size's numbers, and divide up the instructions into manageable chunks.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:14 PM   #6
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ok i just started trying to write out this pattern but i have a quick question. when i'm working on the ribbing which is k2/p3 do i do p3/k2 on the next row and so on since its not worked in the round?

also, what do they mean here?

After 2 rows dec. all P4s to P3 = 122-132-142-152-172 sts, and continue the rib K2/P3 (seen from the right side)

then over here do i have to decrease to this # of stitches?


When the piece measures 10 cm K1 row from the right side, at the same time adjusting number of sts evenly on row to 102-110-120-130-142.

then here: what do they mean by stocking sts???

Knit the next row from the wrong side as follows: 1 seam st, 2-2-3-0-2 stocking sts, M.1 over the next 96-104-112-128-136 sts, 2-2-3-0-2 sts of stocking sts and 1 seam st.

then here: what is NB? and would these be 19 rows because M1 consists of 19 rows and 8 st repeats?

Knit 1 repeat NB: On the rows where the pattern says P from the right side, P over all sts including the 2-2-3-0-2 stocking sts at each side of M.1. At the same time, on the second but last row in M.1 adjust the number of sts to 99-107-123-131-139.

i think i'll stop here for now and wait for some help before trying to continue!!!! this is very confusing.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:10 PM   #7
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Hi. As with all ribbing, in the round or flat, you knit stitches as they lie. Which is to say you knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches. If the next stitch looks like a knit stitch, then you knit it, and so forth.

For the decreasing P4 to P3, you have to get the sections that are 4 purls down to 3 purls. You can purl 2 together in each section (on the side where these are purl stitches) or knit 2 together in each section (on the side where these are knit stitches). Basically, you just have to do a decrease in the purl section of the ribbing.

When they tell you to adjust a number to a number of stitches, it only means to increase or decrease evenly across so that you have that number of stitches. for example, if you have 100 stitches and you have to adjust to 110, it means you have to increase 10 stitches in that row evenly across.

As for the NB, I don't know what that stands for. Looks like it's just something that means "take note of what I'm about to tell you".

Originally Posted by Cherinec5
ok i just started trying to write out this pattern but i have a quick question. when i'm working on the ribbing which is k2/p3 do i do p3/k2 on the next row and so on since its not worked in the round?

also, what do they mean here?

After 2 rows dec. all P4s to P3 = 122-132-142-152-172 sts, and continue the rib K2/P3 (seen from the right side)

then over here do i have to decrease to this # of stitches?


When the piece measures 10 cm K1 row from the right side, at the same time adjusting number of sts evenly on row to 102-110-120-130-142.

then here: what do they mean by stocking sts???

Knit the next row from the wrong side as follows: 1 seam st, 2-2-3-0-2 stocking sts, M.1 over the next 96-104-112-128-136 sts, 2-2-3-0-2 sts of stocking sts and 1 seam st.

then here: what is NB? and would these be 19 rows because M1 consists of 19 rows and 8 st repeats?

Knit 1 repeat NB: On the rows where the pattern says P from the right side, P over all sts including the 2-2-3-0-2 stocking sts at each side of M.1. At the same time, on the second but last row in M.1 adjust the number of sts to 99-107-123-131-139.

i think i'll stop here for now and wait for some help before trying to continue!!!! this is very confusing.
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thanks thats what i thought about the ribbing but i just wanted to be sure!

i'm still wondering what are stocking sts? anyone?
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:36 AM   #9
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stocking stitches=stockinette. Knit on the right side, purl on the wrong.
That drops site sure has some lovely stuff, but those patterns are pretty confusing.
Here is a link that may help with translation..http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/La...ry.cfm?alpha=a
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:46 AM   #10
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the pattern says
Front piece: Please read the entire pattern before starting Work forward and backward on circular needle.
So is this knit in the round?
I think it's just knit on circulars because of size,and you knit like you would on straight needles back and forth
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