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« on: August 22, 2006 10:51:59 AM »

I posted this question on the Corinne KAL thread, but I figured I'd post it here as well.  I was doing just fine with the lace pattern on the Corinne dress until I came to the part where I had to knit it flat.  Now I'm messing it up.  My question is this.  Do I simply purl the purl sides, or do I need to be somehow reversing the yarn overs and the slipped stitches?  If I need to be reversing these, how do I do it?  I'm totally bewildered here.  I'm sure the answer will be blindingly obvious when it's before me, but currently I am terrified at the prospect of destroying the prettiest knit item I've made to date, so I figured I'd rather ask a stupid question than mess up too badly.  Thanks in advance for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2006 10:58:26 PM »

I don't know the pattern at all, but I assume that the lace pattern has a plain row between each pattern row?  If so, make sure that when you switch to flat that the plain row is a wrong side row so you can purl it across (assuming that the lace is over stockinette, if it's over garter, well then you'd knit the plain row).

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2006 01:09:46 PM »

Thanks for your help.  The tough part was that there wasn't a plain row.  However, someone helped me out on the Corinne KAL thread, and it worked beautifully!  All I need to do now is the straps and I have me a pretty new dress.  I'm so excited.
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