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Old 02-07-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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SOS first time knitter stuck on end of pattern
so im pretty sure you all know about the buttercup beret.
ive been knitting for a month or so, and this is my first hat. maybe i was in over my head i realize its not perfect.


but i really need help im stuck on the last row of the chart.

i dont understand how she got from 10 stitches to 4 outta knowhere.

i really dont understand how to end this and break off the yarn i really dont get that.


i would appreciate all help.


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so i hope my questions dont sound too dense
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
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Can you post a link to the pattern?
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:38 PM   #3
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its a PDF you have to download

http://www.sweetsassafras.org/2008/0...itting-pattern

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Old 02-07-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #5
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OK, so let me answer your second question first. You asked about breaking off the yarn and ending the pattern.

According to the pattern, you'll have 16 stitches left when it's time to do that. By "break", all it means is that you cut the yarn. You can then thread it onto a yarn needle, and then you thread it through the 16 stitches and pull it tight to cinch it up. If you look closely at the photo on the page where you got the pattern, you'll see that there is a tiny hole in the very center of the hat--that's where the yarn was pulled tight. You can then bring the yarn through the hole, and weave it in on the inside of the hat. When you cut the yarn to do this, make sure you make it long enough to weave through the loops and weave it in.

For your other question--I am assuming when you say 10 stitches to 4, that you mean for one repeat of the pattern on the chart and that you are referring to row 51. Although as I look at the chart, it looks like you go from 12 stitches to 6.

The reason so many stitches disappear is because within one pattern repeat you do three double decreases (the sl 1, k2 tog, psso). So each time you do that, you go from 3 stitches to 1.

Hope that helps!
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Thank you so much for the breaking off help! I really appreciate it

But to do with going from ten to 4. your saying its 12 but if you line them up you end up with four and your supose to end up with 16 now yes 4 times 4 equals 16 but i really dont get how she suddenly got to four.

I guess getting help on the internet is hard for a visual learner.

I have messed this pattern up so many times i probably just messed it up again which is really frustrating.


i'm not about to do this again if im wrong
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It can be hard to explain things in words that would be easy to show someone!

OK, I looked at the chart, and it looks like you repeat each row four times. So I am a bit confused as to why the last row shows six stitches. I am sure there is someone here though that can explain that.

But even so, the same idea applies. You've got double decreases which can decrease the number of stitches really quickly.
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I wonder if there is some ghetto little quick fix

haha this was my first time with cables and there pretty janky


thank you so much for your help

yeah i dont get it.

not even my neighbor whos been knitting for 66 years can figure this out
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:26 PM   #9
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I'm guessing sooner or later, someone on Knitting Help will come to the rescue! There are a lot of great people who know a lot about knitting here.
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I really hope so!


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