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Old 04-17-2009, 08:12 AM   #1
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Knit 21 rows even ??
Hi

I am currently knitting this sweater:

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_kni...422444,00.html

In the sleeves, for rows 8-29, it says 'work 21 rows even'.

I'm not sure what that means.

I think that working x rows even meant continue working in the established pattern (ie. repeating rows 1-7 another 3 times). Would someone mind confirming if this is the correct understanding? Thanks in advance.

christina
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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It normally means to stay in the stitch pattern for those rows, without any increases or decreases, in this case, to just knit the knit rows and purl the purl rows, without doing anything else. But there's something wrong with the pattern:
(I'm going to use the smallest number for an example)

Transfer 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) held sts of one sleeve to needle. Do not join.

You start with 20 sts

Row 1 (RS): K10 (11, 12, 13, 14), place marker, k to end.
Row 2 and all even rows: P.
Row 3: K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sl marker, k2tog, k to end.

This decreases by 2 sts. Now you have 18 sts.

Row 5: Kfb, k to last st, kfb.

This increases by 2 sts. Now you have 20 sts.

Row 7: As row 3 (18 [20, 22, 24, 26] sts).

This will descrease by 2 sts. Now you have 18 sts.


Work 21 rows even.

Here is where you just knit the knit rows and purl the purl rows without doing anything else.

Row 29: K to 1 st before marker, yo, k2, yo, k to end.

This will add 1 st, decrease 1 sts, then add 1 sts, giving you 1 more st in all, therefore ending up with 19 sts.

Row 30: P.
Row 31: K.
Row 32: P.


Rep rows 29-32 twice more (24 [26, 28, 30, 32] sts).

If you only increase 1 st in each of these 4 rows and you do it 3 times all together, you would only increase by 3 sts total, but they want you to have increased by 6 sts. Also, row 29 is odd in that you are doing this yo k2 yo around the marker. . .
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:20 AM   #3
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Row 29: K to 1 st before marker, yo, k2, yo, k to end.

This will add 1 st, decrease 1 sts, then add 1 sts, giving you 1 more st in all, therefore ending up with 19 sts.
Nope. That's k 2, not k2tog. So you'd end the row with 20 sts, and over the next 3 rows that's an inc of 6 sts. The marker is between the 2 knit sts.
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Hi Suzeeq- - firstly thanks so much for giving such a thorough answer!

Secondly - I gather from reading your follow-up response that all the maths works out fine (it seems like it does to me) and that the pattern is fine.

Thanks again!

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Old 04-17-2009, 07:36 PM   #5
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Welll, I didn't really do any math, but I do know that k2 and k2tog are quite different....
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