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diy_girl
« on: July 07, 2006 08:41:48 PM »

I am trying to knit this thong and having a lot of trouble with the "pouch" part of the instructions (Beg short rows as follows section).  It's a little vague, especially the "continue in established pattern"  for how long?  Don't quite understand those directions-- arrgh!  Also, the "repeat from * 16 times".  I'm not sure if I need to redo all of the wrap (short rows over in addition of increasing every fourth row).  I have looked all over the internet and found one other person having difficulty with this pattern. 

If anyone has already knitted this or someone can understand the directions better than me, please help me out (as in line by line directions). 

http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer04/PATTthong.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2006 08:42:39 AM »

I just copied this over so I could see what the hell I'm talking about

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Beg short rows as follows:
*K to last 2 sts, wrap next st and turn.
P to last 2 sts, wrap next st and turn.
K to last 3 sts, wrap next st and turn.
P to last 3 sts, wrap next st and turn.
Cont as est until 3 sts are wrapped at each end of row and 1 st at each end remains unworked.
Work across 2 rows picking up wrapped sts at both sides of work and unworked sts.
Rep from * 16(18, 20) times while AT THE SAME TIME , M1 on each side of st marker every 4th row (counting rows up center of pouch) to 52[56, 60]sts.
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have you figured this out yet? I just finished up with zaftig from the same issue/designer and its the same...maybe check out those directions, they might be a bit more clear.

BUT I think you get that you are increasing every fourth row as well as wrapping and turning as it says...you follow the complete directions from the * 16 times until you end up with 52 stitches.

(am I just adding to the confusion?)
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diy_girl
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2006 07:55:42 AM »

hi, thanks for responding melmelon.  The part I really don't understand is the "continue in established pattern part".  When do I stop doing the wraps/short rows and then just knitting across all stitches?  I wrapped up to 9 stitches on both sides of the middle marker and left one stitch on each side of marker "unwrapped".  But it began looking strange.  Do you know when to stop doing the short rows?  I understand the second part about repeating the pattern but until I know when to stop short rowing I can't do that part.  

I did look at her bra pattern that she said was essentially the same pouch but I found those directions vague also and wasn't sure if that pattern was 100% a derivative of the men's thong pattern.  

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liquorice
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008 07:35:21 AM »

I know it's been a while since you've posted, but hopefully you're still on craftster.
Did you ever happen to finish you man thong? I do hope so, because I'm also struggling with the pouch part and it would be great if you could share any tips with me.

I'm really need to finish a thong (in pink!) for a friend of mine. It all started on a knit night when one of the guys (who does not knit) asked a friend of mine if she was knitting him a thong, and if so he would prefer pink. So out of that came a bet: if we (me) finish a pink thong for him by the end of may, he will wear it for a dip in the sea!!!! So you see, this thing has to be made, one way or another!

If you figured out the pattern, could you please explain it for me??? thanks a million!
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