05-08-2009, 07:59 AM #1 crocee Knitting the Flap   Join Date: Nov 2008 Posts: 264 Thanks: 105 Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts confusing instructions This pattern just keeps confusing me. I am now ready to increase for the sleeves. The increases are what is confusing me. http://www.knitting-crochet.com/coolcot.html Sleeve increase: When piece measures 10 ½ (11 ½, 12 ½) inches, inc 2 sts each end of needle 5 times; inc 3 sts each end twice; inc one st each end every 1 (1, 1 ½) inches 4 (2, 4) times; inc 0 (1, 0) sts each end every 1 ½ inches twice - 122 (l27, 132) sts. Work inc sts in pattern

 05-08-2009, 08:25 AM #2 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts They're using 'inc' to mean 'add sts', which aren't always a simple inc. If a pattern has you inc more than 1 st at the edge of a row, you would cast them on, not do a regular inc. At the right measurement for your size, CO 2 sts at the beg and end of the row 5 times, then CO 3 sts 2 times. Next inc a st at the beg and end every X inches y times. If you're doing the middle size, then inc every 1½" 2 more times. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
 05-08-2009, 08:34 AM #3 crocee Knitting the Flap   Join Date: Nov 2008 Posts: 264 Thanks: 105 Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts Thank you suzeeq, that was clear as mud . Ummm I still don't understand.
 05-08-2009, 09:10 AM #4 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts To cast on sts at the beg of the row, use a knitted CO. The sleeves will make a T shape out from the body, but done gradually (2 at each side, then 3 at each side, etc) they form a curve. If you think of adding them at the beg of the rows it might help. It's easier than you think, just try it out. CO 2 sts at the beg of the next row, knit across them and the old sts to the end of the row. CO 2 st at the beg of the next row, knit across. Do this another 4 times, then CO 3 sts at the beg of the next 6 rows. Then you inc only 1 st on each end every inch or inch and a half a couple more times. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
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 05-08-2009, 09:16 AM #5 crocee Knitting the Flap   Join Date: Nov 2008 Posts: 264 Thanks: 105 Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts Thanks. I will try this out and see what happens. Knitting is an adventure and I am still having a lot of fun.
 05-08-2009, 09:27 AM #6 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts Good, keep up the sense of fun and learning and you'll do very well. __________________ sue- knitting heretic

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