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Old 02-10-2008, 02:09 AM   #1
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yrn and ktbl? HELP!
I have this pattern and I am SO confused now:

ROW 1: k1, yrn 5 times, k1....
ROW 2: p1, k5tbl, p1....

I thought "yrn" the same as yo, so I wrapped the needle 5 times. On the next row when I went to k5tbl (knit 5 through back loop?) I ended up with a big mess.

Any ideas? I'm so stuck and don't know what to do....
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:37 AM   #2
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I just tried it and I have to admit it is a nightmare. Yes, yrn should be a yarn over, 5 times. That is not so hard to do, but trying to purl those 5 together through the back loop was impossible for me. I just couldn't get the needle to run through all those stitches. I know how to p2tog tbl, but this....??? Someone may have a trick that will circumvent this maneuver and accomplish the same thing. I sure hope so.

Whoops, I misread it to say p5tog tbl, and it was knit. I tried that too. Same problem. A different kind of needle might work better but mine sure didn't work.

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Old 02-10-2008, 02:38 AM   #3
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Hi Beadfriendly,

You're right. Yrn does mean yarn over and ktbl does mean knit through back loop. I tried to do what your pattern said and I ended up with a neat little hole. Does a little hole fit into your pattern?
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:42 AM   #4
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Hmmm... maybe I did that incorrectly?

I didn't knit all 5 of those yo stitches at once through the back loop, I knit each of the yo stitches individually through the back loop.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:59 AM   #5
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Do you have a link to the pattern you're working on? I would assume it's asking you to knit the 5 together through the back loop, but then, wouldn't it say k5tog tbl? I think lactosefree is right and you want to knit each one through the back loop individually.

...but then, that's like a 5 stitch increase for one row...is there a decrease somewhere, or is this a design feature.....
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:09 AM   #6
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You're right it didn't say "knit tog". I guess I better go to bed. LOL When I knit them one at a time it did make a hole. At least I could do them one at a time. :-)

As Jenny said, what is going on here?
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