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Old 07-16-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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"Work 3 rnds even in pat" when the pat is 4 rnds?
Help please!
I am an "experienced beginner" and I asked at the knitting store, but they were stumped, too!
I am knitting the Bernat Boa Lacy Poncho (but using "Angel Hair" instead). The pattern is 4 rounds (rds 1 & 2 - knit; rd 3 - K2tog. (yfwd) twice, etc; rd 4 K1. Knit into the first yfwd, etc. When the piece is 10 1/2 " you go to "Shape Top: Next rnd: K7, K2tog around.
NOW - here is the confusing part:
"Work 3 rnds even in pat." Any clues what that means (again, the pattern is 4 rnds)?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Work even means to knit however many rows or inches given without increases (or decreases). So whereever you are in the pattern at 10", do the next 3 rows of the pattern.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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I agree 100%
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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Yes, even just means you aren't going to do anymore increases or decreases, and just knit the est. pattern and keep same amount of sts. The rows you have knitted before this don't have anything to do with the next three rows.

What I don't get is why the peeps at your yarn store were stumped by this? If they are seasoned knitters, they shouldn't have been. Maybe you can find a store that has a knitting night, and you can get those people that come in to knit to help you next time? It makes it so much easier to be able to ask someone that is knowledgable, esp. when they can show you how to do something.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help, but I am feeling rather dense at this moment, so please indulge me :-)...
The shawl pattern has a lace pattern and I stopped at 10 1/2 inches to decrease every seven inches. So when it says to continue in pattern for three rounds do I go back to the lace pattern that I was doing prior to the decrease round or ??? (Again, the lace pattern takes 4 rounds including two knit rows at the beginning...)
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:25 AM   #6
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Didn't you keep to the lace pattern during the decreases? Then after the decreases, continue to work in the pattern for 3 more rounds. What's the pattern or do you have a link to a picture?
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:50 AM   #7
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Thanks so much for the offer to help - I finished it but it doesn't look great at the top of the capelet (however, my daughter's ten year old friend will still be pleased with it). I do want to make more of these so your help is invaluable. Here is the link:
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4164
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