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« on: July 18, 2006 11:14:44 AM »

I'm attmepting to make the Midwest Moonlight scarf from ScarfStyle. The first row is not working out right. It reads as followes

Co 49 sts. Knit 3 rows. Cont. as foll:

Row1: (RS): *[K2tog, yo] four times, K8; rep from * two more times, end K1

My problem is, the math is not working out. You start with 49 stitches the pattern for row 1 requires 20 sts. per repeat at 3 repeats, making 60 sts. plus one at the end for 61 sts.
The second row adds up to 49 though. Am I missing something? Please help!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006 11:24:15 AM »

From what I can see, row 1 is right. I got 49 stitches from that. Look:

[k2tog yo] = 2 stitches. "yo" doesn't take up any stitches. If you do that 4 times, you get 8. Then add on the 8 knitted stitches and you get 16.

16 x 3 = 48, add the last stitch and it gives you 49.

Does that help at all?
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2006 11:26:02 AM »

the pattern uses 16 sts for each of three repeats, plus the K1 at the end equals 49.  when counting, remember that the K2tog takes up two stitches and that the yo adds 1 so the whole block of direction--[k2tog, yo] 4 times ends up being 8 sts.  i hope this is helpful and not utterly confusing!
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2006 11:28:09 AM »

I'm attmepting to make the Midwest Moonlight scarf from ScarfStyle. The first row is not working out right. It reads as followes

Co 49 sts. Knit 3 rows. Cont. as foll:

Row1: (RS): *[K2tog, yo] four times, K8; rep from * two more times, end K1

My problem is, the math is not working out. You start with 49 stitches the pattern for row 1 requires 20 sts. per repeat at 3 repeats, making 60 sts. plus one at the end for 61 sts.
The second row adds up to 49 though. Am I missing something? Please help!

When I look at it, I get 49 sts.... I like to look at the pattern like this:

[(k2tog,yo)4, K8]3, K1
- so, this will be 48 sts + 1 on end
The K2tog cancels out the YO so you should end up with 49 sts.

Did that make sense at all?  =)
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2006 12:19:01 PM »

Thank you! Thank you! I realized that I was adding an extra stitch in the yo and that's what was causing all of my problems. Once again, the brilliant minds of craftster save me! I'm glad I started these christmas gifts now insted of closer to ....christmas!
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