03-31-2008, 01:40 PM #1 Sheri 1st Leg of the Journey   Join Date: Feb 2007 Posts: 190 Thanks: 27 Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts Pattern Clarification I am making the Celtic Cardigan by Oat Couture. I'm at a place in the pattern where I need clarification. I know how to do the Right and Left Twists. [LT, (RT) twice] 14 times .... Does this mean do one Left twist, and two Right Twists and do this series 14 times? If that is the case why didn't they put the twice inside the parens? Thank you.

 03-31-2008, 01:48 PM #2 fibrenut Turning the Heel     Join Date: Nov 2007 Location: Colorado Posts: 882 Thanks: 353 Thanked 377 Times in 288 Posts Hiya Sheri, It's sorta like algebra, there are certain ways to express the operations. If the "twice" was IN the parentheses you would do that twice and only twice. But beings it's outside the () and inside the brackets you would repeat that for the 14 times. Also, whatever was IN the () might have been a more complicated repeat ex.: (k1,p2,yo)twice. If "twice" were inside the () then you would yo twice and not do the whole thing that's in the (). So basically, you repeat whatever are in the () or [] the specified number of times that immediately follow the signs. Hope that helps. __________________ Knitting n stuff blog Cake Web Site knittycakebaker on ravelry LOOK TWICE SAVE A LIFE motorcycles are everywhere!! Abate of Colorado
 03-31-2008, 01:56 PM #3 Sheri 1st Leg of the Journey   Join Date: Feb 2007 Posts: 190 Thanks: 27 Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts Thank you. I'm in Colorado also ... Loveland. I'm think I understand what you are saying but to double check that means that I do one Left twist, and two Right Twists and do this SERIES 14 times?
 03-31-2008, 02:10 PM #4 Knit4Pie Turning the Heel     Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: Farnham, Canada Posts: 781 Thanks: 282 Thanked 219 Times in 207 Posts Yep, that's what happens. The 14 applies to everything in the square brackets, while the 2 applies to everything in the round brackets __________________ Wenda "Be afraid of bears, of bungee-jumping, of faulty wiring in old houses, but never, ever be afraid of trying something in knitting." Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules Visit my blog Knitting for Patience

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