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Old 12-17-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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Pattern clarification
I am very new to knitting and have only made a scarf. I am attempting to make a baby cardigan from a free pattern offered on one of the yarn sites. I finished the back without any trouble. However, on the front left piece, after I reach my 3-inch length and the end of 19 knit stitches, this is what has me stumped:

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K5 sts, p1, 4 times, k5

Is this telling me to knit 5 stitches, purl one 4 times than knit 5 stitches? Would the 4 times apply to the stitch it follows or the stitch is comes before in the line of instruction?

Thanks for any advice or help.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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It probably should read (k5,p1) 4 times, k1. You'd repeat what's in the () 4 times. Otherwise it would have said p4 if that's what you were supposed to do.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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Well, I guess I will just practice with it and see how it comes out. I can always start over if it doesn't look right. The pattern does say 'very easy' for level but I think I need to get used to reading the patterns and get myself familiar with all the abbreviations.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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No better way to get used to patterns than to do exactly what you're doing :o) When I first started I would keep the Glossary on this page open at all times... that way I could just run to my computer if I didn't understand an abbreviation or hadn't done one of the stitches before - I still curse when I see P2togTBL, but without this site I would have never gotten it!

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