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Old 01-18-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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What type of increase?
I want an afgan, but before I get on a big project I figured that a small version would be fun and a good test for my patience and skills. Plus I got to admit, I enjoy the quick fix I get from completing smaller projects.

I was wondering about the increase used in the pattern below... would you do a yarn over or knit in the front and back of the stitch? My guess is the later, however I am still new to the craft. I will be using size 50 needles so the stitch will show.

With one strand of each color held together (4 strands), cast on 3 sts.
Rows 1 and 2 Inc in first st, k to end of row 5 sts after row 2.
Row 3 (RS) K1, yo, k to last st, yo, k1.
Row 4 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 3-4 until diagonal edge measures about 30 [76 cm] 43 sts.
Row 5 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last st, yo, k1.
Row 6 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 5-6 until longer diagonal edge measures about 36 [91.5 cm].
Row 7 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last 4 sts, k3tog, yo, k1.
Row 8 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 7-8 until 7 sts remain.
Next row Sk2p, k1, k3tog - 3 sts.
Next row Purl.
Bind off.

Link to LB:http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50561.html

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Old 01-18-2008, 03:25 PM   #2
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A yo creates holes which would be good if you want a lacy look and it looks like you do just that on the later rows. But when a pattern says to inc in a stitch, I take it to mean to do a kfb as that's the only one where you work the st for the increase. You did catch the correction for Row 7 up at the top didn't you?
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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I like your lizard photo! My daughter and her husband have a lizard like that, and his name is PUFFY.
'Cause he puffs his neck out sometimes.

He's smart, too, when their front door is open, and he's out of his aquarium, he'll edge towards the door. He's very friendly, too.

Is that a photo of your pet?
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