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Old 04-25-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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Question about stitch count
I am knitting a men's cable knit sweater size small. The instructions want me to co 83 sts, work in rib for 5 inches, increase 8 sts for a total of 91 sts. So far, so good. the next row, though, ends up with 94 sts by my count. The direction is as follows:
K18, p9, k14, [p3,k3] 1/1/2x, p3, k14, p9, k18
Doesn't the [p3,k3] 1/1/2x mean p3, k3, p3?
I think this is where I'm messed up but I can't figure out how else to read it....
Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:11 AM   #2
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The '1/1/2x' is how many times you do the (p3, k3) for different sizes. So for the small size you only do it once - k18, p9, k14, p3, k3, p3, k14, p9, k18. That doesn't add up to 94 sts, it's 91.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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thanks. I knew the repeat of the [p3,k3] had to be the problem, but I didn;t know what I was doing wrong.
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