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Old 04-10-2007, 10:06 PM   #1
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lace pattern increase
Hi all,

i need some help with a pattern. It is a lace wrap.

I am knitting the back right now and the pattern looks like this..

Row 1: *K2tog, yo, k1, yo, slp 1, k1, psso, p2* repeat to last five stitches and then K2tog, yo, k1, yo, slp 1, k1, psso.

Row 2: P5, *K2, P5* repeat * to end.

then it says...

keeping continuity of Patt as set (throughout) work 6 more rows... which I have done..

and then...

Work 25 rows inc 1 stitch at each end of next and every following 8th row until 83 stitches. work 7 more rows without shaping.

okay.... so how do I increase at each end of a lace pattern and work it in?

also, for the armhole shaping I will have to decrease 1 stitch at each end of 5 consecutive rows.

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

Cara 'lost in lace'
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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For the increases, try kfb.

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Old 04-11-2007, 07:09 AM   #3
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Hi,

yes, that was the increase I was planning on using, but I want to know how I integrate the increases into the lace pattern so that I don't end up with a bunch of stockinette at each end of my wrap. ? does this make sense?

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Old 04-11-2007, 07:58 AM   #4
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I'd work those increases in stockinette until I have enough to do part of the pattern stitch. Either that or wait until you have all of them.

At the beginning of the row, you'd been working the last few stitches of the repeat, so you'd get to 4 and work skp, p2 and at the end you'd work the beginning of the repeat and work k2tog, yo, k1. Since they don't have the same number of stitches, you'd have to start them on different rows, though, since you don't want to do an increase without a decrease.

The decreases are easier, since you can just k2tog at each end and work the pattern from there.
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Hi Ingrid,

Thanks for your help. I suppose the extra couple of stitches in stockinette will be hidden in my side seems anyways right?

okay.. sheesh.. this lace thing is confusing!
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I don't think it's really possible to increase exactly in pattern. If there is a yo on a particular row that's not yet balanced by a k2tog, you could just do the yo for your increase; or if there's a k2tog, you could skip that on a row to leave an extra stitch.

Sometimes when it's right in front of you, you can figure out best which way to go.
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