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silverowl
« on: October 06, 2006 11:02:41 AM »

can anyone help me understand the instructions for doing the fronts. I have done the back, sleeves and collar but don't get the front directions.
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2006 12:40:09 AM »

What part specifically do you not get?

The front is worked in two seperate parts. one side is started just off from the centre, working along the neck edge until you get to the part for the arms. The flap you are creating is decreased along the neck edge to create the shape. Then the other side is worked.

3 and 4 are interchangeable.

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silverowl
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006 01:09:48 AM »

Thanks for replying, my problem is with the decreasing instructions. I have a first edition book, which I know had a lot of errors. My instructions read
first front 
 Next row.-  skip 28 ch 1 sp join in yarn and make 35 ch 1 sp (which I get). However the next 2 rows confuse me.
Next row.- Ch 2 (dec made) how is this a decrease? continue in gsp till end finishing with 34 ch 1 spaces. (I still have 35 at this stage?)
Next row.- Work in gsp till last two stitchs sctog to dec, my instructions say I should have 35 ch1 spaces (but I was meant to have 34 on the last row. I am so confused can you help me please!!
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zeeblebee
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006 01:13:13 AM »

It isn't relevant here, but make sure that you check out the errata if you haven't already.

I gotta admit that it has been a little while since I made Frou Frou, but by chaining two and going straight into the next 1ch space you have skipped the first sc, decreasing the row my one.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006 08:33:19 AM »

I'm having the same difficulty with frou frou.  The "Ch 2 (dec made)" doesn't make any sense to me, since that's how the GSP was worked even for the rest of the sweater.  I tried skipping the first sc, but then the neck edge has huge gaps from the ch 2 spaces.  Does it work out when the trim is added on?  Any other suggestions?
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silverowl
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006 11:14:51 AM »

Hi sorry to hear you are having the same problem understanding the pattern, I am no further on and have been on several sites asking for help but have had very little response. If I get any or you have a break through please let me know.

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until we merry meet again

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006 09:02:18 PM »

I sure hope someone who's made this can help because i am having all the same problems you are, silverowl. I may be more confused than you actually. In addition to all the things you mentioned I am confused about the following:

(fot any kind soul that is willing to help:) When I am beginning my first front piece onto my sweater, do i start it on top of the whole collar- as i show in my crappy illustration?



I just can't picture how the collar would fold if i started the first front on top of it and the illustration in the book is confusing because it tells me my collar should be a triangle AND i suppose it's telling me that the collar should be folded out of the way before beginning the first front.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2006 10:52:37 PM »

If I am reading correctly anakarina, that is where it is joined. The cowly bits from the front fold over with the cowly bits of the back creating a smooth collar.
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silverowl
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006 01:31:34 PM »

Hi Anakarina, I also followed the instructions (ignoring the decrease that didn't happen)  but I also had a gap and found the collar bunched up into some kind of hood. The collar looked better before i started adding bits on so I undid it and have got no further with it.

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2006 07:55:11 PM »

thank you, zeeblebee, I'm still confused but I think i'll continue on with it and see if it comes out right!

keep trying silverowl!!! if any of us finished it/figures it out- post experience in this thread.

-ana karina
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