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Old 09-24-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Help for a french beginner
Hi
I just begin to knit (and I am french), and I found a beautiful pattern for a sweater.
I have a really hard time to understand it. I did the first 2 rows but I'm stuck at the third. If I knf on either side of markers I'll have more than 50sts. And what means work across row? Do I knit or purl? Shame on me, I'm really bad!!
Thanks for your help.
Mimo

With larger needles CO 38sts.
Row 1: k1, pm, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1,
pm, (k1, p1) 11 times, pm, (k1, p1) 3
times, k1, pm, p1.
Row 2: Work in seed st (knit the purl
sts and purl the knit sts), increasing
one st at each end of row. 40sts
Row 3: kfb of first st, work across row
knitting through the front and back of
the sts on either side of marker, kfb of
last st. 50sts
Row 4 and all WS rows: Work even
Repeat these last two rows until there
are 16sts before the first marker.

Continue increases as established for
raglan shaping until there are 25sts
before the first marker. Do not
increase any more sts at the neck
edges.
Next Row: Work even placing sleeves
onto scrap yarn as you come to them.
104sts
Work even until piece measures 5in
from underarm.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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You should have only 4 markers. See in row 1 there are only 4 "pm"s? In row 2, you increase on st on either end, that give you 40 sts. On row 3, you increase in the first and last st of the row, plus increasing 1 on either side of the 4 markers, so that's 10 more, equals 50.

When is says to work across row, I assume this is still in seed st. So if as your work is facing you, it looks like a knit st, then purl in it, and if it looks like a purl st, then knit in it.

Can you provide the name of the pattern and where you got it, the book or magazine and the page number? If you got it online, can you provide the link? For experienced knitters, if we see a photo of what it's supposed to look like, we can often figure it out better.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:16 AM   #3
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Language differences can make knitting challenging. I have a sister who lives in France and she has had to learn the language of knitting twice! There is also a group on Ravelry (www.ravelry.com - a knitter's website - here's the link to the group http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anglop...nies-in-france ) that is for French knitters. You may want to connect with them in order to have easy help for translations.

I tried to put explanations below.

With larger needles CO 38sts.
Row 1: k1, pm, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1,
pm, (k1, p1) 11 times, pm, (k1, p1) 3
times, k1, pm, p1. This adds 4 markers, and you stil have 38 stitches.
Row 2: Work in seed st (knit the purl
sts and purl the knit sts), increasing
one st at each end of row. 40sts
Row 3: kfb of first st, work across row
knitting through the front and back of
the sts on either side of marker, kfb of
last st. 50sts This row has 10 increases: the first stitch, the stitches on each side of each of the 4 markers (a total of 8 here) and the last stitch. "Work across row" usually means you should continue in your pattern stitch, which in this case is seed stitch.
Row 4 and all WS rows: Work even This means continue in your pattern stitch without increasing or decreasing.
Repeat these last two rows until there
are 16sts before the first marker.

Continue increases as established for
raglan shaping until there are 25sts
before the first marker. Do not
increase any more sts at the neck
edges.
Next Row: Work even placing sleeves
onto scrap yarn as you come to them.
104sts
Work even until piece measures 5in
from underarm.[/quote]
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #4
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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wouha Thanks a lot for your help, I didn't knit since your advises but you help me a lot to understand this pattern! I will try and let you know if it's ok or not for me. The pattern is : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sedum.

Thanks again!
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