01-13-2009, 12:22 PM #1 SBG 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Powder Springs, GA Posts: 243 Thanks: 24 Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts What do these abbreviations mean? It's a cabled dishcloth pattern: http://freepatterns.k1p1keepingyouin...o.com/cwe.html Here's the main pattern: Row 1: (right side) B4, P1, k2tog, yfrn,*p2, k4, p2, k2tog, yfrn* P1, B4. Row 2: B4, K1, p2, *k2, p4, k2, p2* k1, B4 Row 3: B4, p1, yon, sl1, k1, psso, *p2, C4f, p2, yon, sl1, k1, psso* P1, B4 Row 4: B4, K1, p2, *k2, p4, k2, p2* k1, B4 Row 5: B4, P1, k2tog, yfrn, *p2, k4, p2, k2tog, yfrn* P1, B4. Row 6: B4,K1, p2, *k2, p4, k2, p2* k1, B4 Row 7: B4, P1, yon, sl1, k1, psso, *p2, k4, p2, yon, sl1, k1, psso*, P1, B4. Row 8: B4, K1, p2, *k2, p4, k2, p2* k1, B4 What does "B" mean? I would think yfrn means bring the yarn to the front? Why does it say that? It doesn't say it every time you have to purl the next stitch so it must mean something extra but I don't know what. It doesn't say anywhere what the *s are for. What does "yon" mean? I've been knitting awhile now and none of these are familiar to me. __________________ Laura

 01-13-2009, 12:42 PM #2 MMario Turning the Heel   Join Date: Aug 2007 Posts: 685 Thanks: 7 Thanked 193 Times in 176 Posts the "b4" is "border 4" the author gives you the option of using garter or moss stitch. it's for stitches in the border of your choice. yfrn = yarn forward round needle = yarnover and bring the yarn forward again to purl. yon = yarn over needle = yarnover. the pattern is three repeats across, so you work the beginning, work between the *'s three times, work the end. __________________ MMario - *REAL* men knit LACE
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 01-13-2009, 12:51 PM #3 SBG 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Powder Springs, GA Posts: 243 Thanks: 24 Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts THANK YOU! __________________ Laura
 01-13-2009, 04:49 PM #4 cftwo Working the Gusset   Join Date: May 2007 Location: PA Posts: 1,043 Thanks: 32 Thanked 308 Times in 289 Posts The Why on the yarn forwards is to replace the stitches that were "lost" when you knit 2 together. You should end up with the same number of stitches for each row.
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 Originally Posted by cftwo The Why on the yarn forwards is to replace the stitches that were "lost" when you knit 2 together. You should end up with the same number of stitches for each row.

Yeah, I get it now that I know what it means. I thought it just meant to bring the yarn forward, as opposed to an increase. Couldn't figure out why they were telling me to bring the yarn forward to purl in one place but not another. Thanks!
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