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Old 03-31-2008, 03:14 PM   #1
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Alan Dart cow trouble
I am working on one of Alan Dart's patterns, but there are two holes that I am concerned that keep coming up. I've restarted 4 times already, and I've read that I should trust the pattern, but it's hard in this case! The pattern reads:
1. Cast on 20 sts on 3mm needles
2. St st 2 rows
3. 1st inc row - (Inc 1) twice, K6, (inc 1) four times, K6, (inc 1) twice. [28 sts]
4. Next row Purl
5. 2nd inc row - (Inc 1, K1) twice, K6, (inc 1, K1) four times, K6, (inc1, K1) twice. [36 sts]
6. Next row Purl
7. 3rd inc row - (Inc 1, K2) twice, K6, (inc 1, K2) four times, K6, (inc1, K2) twice. [44 sts].
8. St st 21 rows.

My second question was right before you increase any row. At the end of every odd row there is an indication of how many stitches you should end up with when you're done. However, it seems that not all of them are knitted. Are we to turn the work and begin purling the next row? It doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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The numbers add up with the increases... not sure where you're having trouble..

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Old 04-01-2008, 04:56 PM   #3
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what kind of an increase are you doing? a Make one or knit in front and back or something else? It seems when I do a Make 1 by lifting up the bar as a yarnover it looks holey.
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On the increase row, first stitch - knit and increase in this stitch, 2nd stitch - knit and increase in this stitch; out of the first 2 stitches you will now have 4. The numbers will add up fine if you remember that when you increase in a stitch, you are adding a stitch in a stitch. Let me know if this helps.
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I have the solution for your holes! When you're working with toys you should increase by knitting in the front and back of the same stitch and you don't get a hole, you just get a little "bump" that is barely noticeable. I made the same mistake by incresaing by lifting the yarn in the middle of 2 stitches and got holes. I read your pattern and I don't see any problems. Good luck!
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