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Old 09-14-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Afghan problem
Hello all, I am looking for help! I have started this afghan three or four times and have been encountering problems by the time I get to Row 3 of the pattern. After redoing it I think I have discovered the problem but I don't know the solution.

Row 2 and all WS rows want me to K3, purl across to last st, end K3. In my previous attempts I have read this as K3, purl to the last 3 stitches and then knit them. This made sense as it has a border of 3 knitted stitches. But now I'm reading it again and realize it wants me to purl to the last stitch and then K3.

I have been having trouble with row 3 because I run out of stitches. I have cast on 127, knit three rows and then knit row 1 of the pattern. At this point (starting row 2) I have 125 stitches so I obviously have to increase but am not sure how to "end K3".

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Old 09-14-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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We need a little more information, like what do row 1 and 3 say? You're correct that row 2 is k3, p to last 3 sts and k3, there may be a typo that left out `last 3 sts'.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:05 PM   #3
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Thank you so much!! Row 1 is
K3, k2 tog, *yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k2Tog, psso; rep from * to last 10 st, k5 ssk, k3
Row 3 is a repeat of row 1. I have double double checked my row one (as if that is foolproof) and I have 125 stitches. This is my fourth start on the project because by the time I finish Row 3 I am short of stitches to finish the pattern. I have done Row 1 four times now and am quite comfortable with it and cannot see any mistakes when I check it over.

Thanks again for any help you can give me. I really wonder about a typo except for the problem with Row 3. It could be that I'm to increase two stitches on the last stitch in Row 2 but that seems a bit strange when they don't mention an increase. I would end up making something on quite an angle wouldn't I?
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:06 AM   #4
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Yes, putting more sts at the end of row 2 would make the edge slant out, but..... I can see 1 problem - there's decs at the end and beginning of the row that aren't offset by a YO. The repeated sts have 2 YOs and a dbl dec, but not on the ends. So you end up 2 sts short. Maybe you are supposed to knit 3 in the last st on the WS rows... How does it look in the pattern?
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:55 PM   #5
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Well, from my limited experience it is hard to tell and in the picture the afghan is draped in a way that is a bit deceiving but it is the only solution I can see and they do talk about blocking it lightly on completion which would make some sense I suppose. I guess I will just barge ahead with knitting three on the last stitch and see what I come out with. I'm not sure if I know how to do that but the only way to know is to try. Otherwise I will be back again.

Thank you and this marvelous website for coming to my rescue. I really appreciate your time.

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