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Old 10-28-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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P2tog or not?
I am making a baby cable and texture sweater. I am making the 6 month. Here are the instructions for the increase row. I have done the 5 rows of ribbing. There are 60 cast on stitches. Inc row: (WS) P0 (2-0-2). P2tog 0 (1-0-1). P9 (7-11-7). *P1 Inc. 1 st in next st purlways. P3.* K1. P19. K1. P3. Inc 1 stitch in next stitch knitways. Peq from * to * once more. P0 (2-0-2). [Inc 1 st in next st purlways] 0 (1-0-1) time. P6 (3-8-5). 65 (67-69-71) sts. After this row I follow the chart.

I have done this 1 row and somehow I am coming up with 67 sts., when I should only have 65. Now if I p the 2tog. the count would be right, but I am afraid it will mess up the following chart pattern. I have never knitted anything from a chart, but I am almost certain it would make a difference. Am I wrong? Leave it to me to pick something that gets me stuck on the first row Thanks in advance for your time in helping.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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You just knit the set-up row for the cable pattern. You're right that your stitches will have to line up properly to follow the chart.

One thing you can do is look at your stitches as you knit them as you read the directions for the first row, and you should be able to tell where your mistake occurred. Mark the stitch with a little piece of yarn and you can work those together on the next row.

Another is to tink back to where the error occurred and continue from there.

I don't think it's wise to just p2tog at the end, because you don't know where the extra stitches are.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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P0 (2-0-2). P2tog 0 (1-0-1)?
P0 (2-0-2). P2tog 0 (1-0-1)
What does this mean?
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by MrsDavis3 View Post
P0 (2-0-2). P2tog 0 (1-0-1)
What does this mean?

It has to do with what you do for your size. P0 means you don't do anything for the smallest size, the next size gets 2 stitches, the next gets 0 and the largest gets 2.

They put the 0's in there so the directions for each size always appear in the same place so you can follow the pattern more easily.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:16 PM   #5
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Thanks Ingrid. I did knit the first row and increased 5 times to get my 65 stitches. I was just not sure if it would mess up the pattern. I tried getting that one row right for 3 days. I was about to start thinking I could not count or something. Any way thanks to you, I am on my merry way and have not had any problems with the chart. NOthing like a relaxing sit down of knitting to make one pull out their hair out. Thanks again and I have put my order for a wig on hold.
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Well, in case you feel the need to pull out your hair again, there's always this--

http://www.knitty.com/issuefall04/PATThallowig.html
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:21 AM   #7
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That is totally funny, thanks for posting that I needed it tonight!
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Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
It has to do with what you do for your size. P0 means you don't do anything for the smallest size, the next size gets 2 stitches, the next gets 0 and the largest gets 2.

They put the 0's in there so the directions for each size always appear in the same place so you can follow the pattern more easily.
Oh yeah. It looked so weird, but in the context of the whole pattern I would have known. Thanks
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