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Old 02-25-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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Pattern abbreviations? *to*
I am trying to do a pattern, but some of the abbreviations are unclear. What does *to* mean? And how would I do it. Please help me. I am new at reading patterns.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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Can you type out the entire row of directions? That may make it easier for someone to help.

Also, if the entire pattern is a free one posted somewhere on the internet, if you include that link it could be helpful for someone to see the entire project. If it's out of a book, tell us that cause someone is sure to have the book handy to look it up and offer help.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:11 PM   #3
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The Glossary on this site has basic explanation of how to use * and ** in patterns.

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Old 02-25-2008, 11:17 PM   #4
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Usually, when you get to the second *, it will say to repeat everything from the first *. So repeat all the stitches between * and *.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:14 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Mirl56 View Post
Can you type out the entire row of directions? That may make it easier for someone to help.

Also, if the entire pattern is a free one posted somewhere on the internet, if you include that link it could be helpful for someone to see the entire project. If it's out of a book, tell us that cause someone is sure to have the book handy to look it up and offer help.
It is a free pattern on the inside of a skein holder. And it says...
[5p, * take 2 stitches together and cross stitch to the right*, repeat *to* one more time, 4p, repeat *to* 2 times, 4p, repeat *to* 2 times, 5p.]
Everytime I read it I get more confused. I guess I am one who needs very descriptive directions. :(
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:15 AM   #6
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I think they are telling you to repeat from * to the next * two more times.
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* take 2 stitches together and cross stitch to the right*,has been shorted to work *to* So when you see *to* you work the stitches that are between the **
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