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Old 07-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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Increase in Pattern
I have a pattern that is in stockinette and requires an increase from 60 stitches to 120. However, when I follow the pattern to do this, I am ending up with way too many stitches. The pattern to increase is as follows: *K1, M1, P in front and back of stitch* repeat to end of row. I think I am doing something really funky with the P in front and back, which may explain it. Can someone describe to me how that stitch works (I am having issues with the "back" part of the stitch, as the yarn is in front and I seem to be looping it around the needle). Help! Thanks--
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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Can you tell us what you're making and link to the pattern? It helps when asking questions.

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*K1, M1, P in front and back of stitch* repeat to end of row
Hmm..there are two increases to each k1 so that would give you more stitches. Is the "p in front and back of stitch" a description of what you do rather than a separate instruction maybe?
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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The pattern is for a Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Vest. I purchased it, so all I can give you is the photo link: http://store.nobleknits.com/plonepive.html

It was a co 120, then in rib K2 P2, then it had a K2tog, P2tog decrease across to get to 60 stitches. Then it was in stockinette until the increase row. the exact wording of the increase is "*K1, M1, P in front and back of st;* repeat across row (120 sts)."

It does seem weird, but unless they made a mistake, then I am doing it wrong. I thought maybe if I just did a straight up K in front and back increase instead, but I am not sure how that will work when I go back to the ribbing (which ends the pattern).
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Hmm...I'm just not sure. Maybe it is the way you are doing the increases.

Here's a couple videos for the pfb.

English knitters-
http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/fla...yer/play/119/1

Continental knitters-
http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/fla...yer/play/107/1
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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*K1, M1, P in front and back of stitch* repeat to end of row.
Hmm..there are two increases to each k1
True but the pfb uses a st too. So you have an increase for every st which should work out right.

You could kfb, pfb, that could work for a 2x2 rib pattern.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
True but the pfb uses a st too. So you have an increase for every st which should work out right.
Oh yeah, duh!
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