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Old 03-29-2009, 11:59 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Simply_Renee View Post
The way A is written seems clear to me- I can't think of a clearer way to write it.

(I rewrite a lot of patterns onto notecards in groupings & terms that make sense in my head. This one I would leave as is although I would write the "groups" on separate lines on the card.)

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This is EXCELLENT! I tried this by separating the instructions on different lines. It works very well and helps a great deal with stitch counts. Thank you for this suggestion!!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:16 PM   #22
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New knitter!! Pattern help please!!
Hi There,

I'm new to knitting, and am trying to understand this pattern. I think i've got it, but wanted to make sure, as this is an EXPENSIVE project! Can someone please help me understand this!!

K2, (k2,p2) to last 4 stitches, k4
K2, p2, (K2,p2)to last two stiches, k2

If the instructions are in parentheses, does this mean I repeat it until I get to the last 4 stiches? Also, is there a difference between capital and lowercase K vs k, or P vs p?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:42 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by lolaburke View Post
If the instructions are in parentheses, does this mean I repeat it until I get to the last 4 stiches? Also, is there a difference between capital and lowercase K vs k, or P vs p?
Yes, you repeat the part between parentheses to the last 4 (or 2) sts, depending on the line.

There's no difference between uppercase and lowercase letters. Usually the uppercase letters are at the start of a row or sentence.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:00 AM   #24
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Okay, think I figured out how to make a pretty little looped edge on the decreasing project...

A:K1, [RLNK]x5

B: K1, *return st to left needle and k1 repeat from *five times

Since there are multiple rows with this and the repeats are long, I would first place a new term in the abbreviations list, where I would make reference to the row which use this term.

Then repeat the explanation on the first row using it, then place into use the abbreviation on subsequent rows.


What is more easily understood?
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:20 PM   #27
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B! Be sure to include the amount of stitches when the row is finished.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:41 PM   #28
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I vote for B. It is more common 'pattern language', and the 'repeat' is easier to wrap my brain around.
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I agree with Artlady, B immediately makes more sense. Though with multiple explanations of the abbreviation as you describe, A would work. I think it would be simpler to just explain it in the row it will be used in.
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I agree with 'B' but would probably write it as:

k1; (return stitch to left needle, k1) x5
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