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Old 12-22-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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I'm a newbie: help me read this pattern please?
Hi, I need help with this pattern. I'm a newbie at knitting, this is only my second project.

(BTW, this is a beginner's lace) Pattern:
CO 7 stitches
Row 1: K2, k2tog, yo, k2, yo twice, k1-9 stitches on needle.

Questions:
1. There are only 7 stitches, right? I'm not sure how row1's pattern fits into 7 stitches...
2. What does "k1-9 stitches on needle" mean? Do you choose a number between 1 and 9, or what? >_<

Thanks to everyone who helps. Sorry for the newbie question ^_^;
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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You're starting with 7, but will increase by 2 stitches by the end of the row.

The -9 at the end of the row means that you should have 9 stitches when you've finished.

k2 uses 2
k2 tog uses 2
yo adds but doesn't use any
k2 uses 2
yo twice adds 2 but uses none
k1 uses 1

7 used
9 for next row.
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