Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
KnitChick13
Casting On
 
KnitChick13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 6
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pattern Help!!!!!!!!!
Ok so I'm making a sweater, and i don't get what one of the instructions means! It's 4 a sleeve. I've read it over and over again and i can't understand it! I'm getting REALLY angry! Here's the pattern:


Begin Sleeve Shaping: Change to size 10.5 needles, and, working in St st, inc 1 st each and first row and every 8th row 8 times, then every 6th row 2 times-59 sts.

JSYK, you start off with 68 sts.
KnitChick13 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-26-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,140
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,730 Times in 7,103 Posts
Please post a link to the pattern. And be specific with which part you are having problems with.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
Knit4Pie
Turning the Heel
 
Knit4Pie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Farnham, Canada
Posts: 781
Thanks: 282
Thanked 220 Times in 208 Posts
Originally Posted by KnitChick13 View Post
Begin Sleeve Shaping: Change to size 10.5 needles, and, working in St st, inc 1 st each and first row and every 8th row 8 times, then every 6th row 2 times-59 sts.

JSYK, you start off with 68 sts.
Yes, a link to the pattern will be helpful.

It should read "...inc 1 sts each END of the first row, and every 8th row 8 times, then every 6th row 2 times..."

According to what you start with (68) and what you're supposed to end with (59) that makes no sense.

Starting with 68 sts, you should end with 90 sts with those directions.
__________________
Wenda
"Be afraid of bears, of bungee-jumping, of faulty wiring in old houses, but never, ever be afraid of trying something in knitting." Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules

Visit my blog Knitting for Patience
Knit4Pie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
imrachel
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 404
Thanks: 5
Thanked 134 Times in 115 Posts
I sympathize with your frustration-- this has become pretty much the norm for knitting books and patterns. Not well tested, not well proof-read, and the poor knitter who has put in all that time and effort hits a wall!

As written, it doesn't work. You can't increase sts from 68 and end up with fewer .

Where did you get the pattern from and what it is called?
imrachel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 07:14 PM   #5
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,140
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,730 Times in 7,103 Posts
Pattern info for KnittyChick -


Im trying a sweater from a book call LEARN VISUALLY- KNITTING. It's a turtle neck sweater pattern. #3 is the problem. The Part that is for the sleeves is this:
SLEEVES

1. With size 9 needles, CO 37 stiches
2. Work ribbing as insrtucted for your st count for 3.5 inches, ending with WS row.
3. Next Row- Begin Sleeve Shaping: Change to 10.5 needles, and working in St st inc 1 each end first row and every 8th row 8 time then every 6th row 2 times- 59 sts.
4. Continue working further shaping until sleeve measures 18 inches from beg, anding with WS row.
5. Bo sts knitwise
6. Rep steps 1-5 to complete second sleeve.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:46 AM   #6
Knit4Pie
Turning the Heel
 
Knit4Pie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Farnham, Canada
Posts: 781
Thanks: 282
Thanked 220 Times in 208 Posts
That definitely makes more sense, with the stitch count.

First row after ribbing, you change your needle size, then increase a stitch at each end of the row. Then you knit even (no increase) until the 8th row, where you will increase a stitch at each end of the row. You go on, increasing at each end of the row every 8th row (so Rows 1, 9, 17, 25, 33, 41, 49, 57, 65) then every 6th row twice (so Rows 71,77).

I generally do my increases 2 sts in from the edge, which makes it easier when you come to seaming.

Hope this helps!
__________________
Wenda
"Be afraid of bears, of bungee-jumping, of faulty wiring in old houses, but never, ever be afraid of trying something in knitting." Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules

Visit my blog Knitting for Patience
Knit4Pie is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Knit4Pie For This Useful Post:
Hogheaven59 (03-27-2009), KnitChick13 (03-27-2009)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:29 AM.