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Help me Internets... [Nov. 22nd, 2010|09:13 pm]
UK knitters ahoy

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So I'm knitting this pattern...

I've started the back tonight... the first 5 rows are 1x1 rib and I've got 86 stitches on my needles. The first row of pattern says for 1st and 2nd sizes "P5 [7],C4B,P2 * P3, T2B, T2F, P5, C4B, P2, rep from * to * 3 times, P3 [5]" I ignored the bits in square brackets as I assume they are for the second size. I've done the repeat 3 times but now I have 18 stitches left instead of the 3 I would expect to have. I added up the stitches and got 11 before the *, 18 between the *'s (times 3 makes 54) and 3 after the * which only comes to a total of 68 and would explain why I have stitches left over.

If it helps any (but it didn't help me...) the next row of pattern is K3 [5] *K2,P4,K5,P4,K3* rep from * to * 3 times K2,P4,K5 [7] So effectively that's still only 68 stitches, and just purling on the backs of the cables and knitting on the back of the purl stitches...

Any ideas where I am going wrong?

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[User Picture]From: minniemoll
2010-11-22 09:44 pm (UTC)
You need to do the pattern repeat four times (do it once, then repeat it three times) - 11+18+18+18+18+3=86
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[User Picture]From: muffetly
2010-11-23 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! Why say three times, when they really mean 4!!! It's bonkers. At least now the problem is solved my baby might have a cardigan by January when it arrives!
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[User Picture]From: minniemoll
2010-11-23 09:30 pm (UTC)
It's quite a common wording in patterns - it does make sense if you think about it, you do it once, then repeat it three times more.

Good luck with the rest of it!
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