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Old 04-21-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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new afghan pattern problem
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I'm back again!
I started a larger swatch of this pattern:

and everything was going well until row 24 when the triangles started getting deformed. I have tried to follow the pattern carefully this time but was surprised when this problem showed up. Am I making a mistake or is this a pattern problem? Any suggestions? Thanks again for your help, Carol
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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I figured it out
Sorry to be a pesky beginner! I unwound about 6 rows and redid them. The pattern is fine. I guess I must have repeated a row and therefore messed up the pattern. As a beginner I realize I must focus and keep perfect track of my rows. I have really learned to trust the pattern (thanks Ingrid)! Regards, Carol
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:00 AM   #3
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Maybe a row counter would be a good investment (mine cost $1.00). Not to mention they're loads of fun! Clicking the numbers back and forth is very satisfying.
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:20 PM   #4
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It's VERY easy to lose track of rows so finding a method that works for you is important.

Here's what I do:

If the pattern has something like cables, decreases, or increases that you have to do on specific rows I write out the numbers of rows and and make notes on them and then mark them off as I do them. Kind of like this:
3. decrease
6. decrease

If it's merely keeping track of rows I either right down numbers and mark off each one or I write a number each time I do a row. On some patterns keeping track makes no difference because the pattern is easy to see or the pattern tells you to measure in inches instead of rows.

I prefer the pencil and paper method to the row counter..I can get more info in.

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Old 04-22-2007, 04:24 PM   #5
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What I do is print the pattern and I will keep my notes on the pattern itself. Thanks, Carol
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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I did not know that row counters even existed. What a great idea. I think it will eliminate many problems. Thanks, Carol
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:33 AM   #7
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My problem with row counters is I forget to click them. I have to keep track on paper. For some reason I don't forget to mark my rows on paper but I do with the row counter.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:23 AM   #8
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I've used row counters and also forgot to click them. If my pattern is a little complex I now use word processing and make up grids via a table so that let's say I have 12 rows in a pattern..the first column has those instructions in 12 rows going down and then I have columns across. So I tick off rows down on each set and then start on a new column. For some reason I never forget to do this and I can 'size up' text for the poor old eyes etc. I've never forgotten to tick off in this method.

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