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« on: November 27, 2006 04:35:38 PM »

Apologies if there's a KAL for this I couldnt find, but I have questions, lots of questions about 'I do', from knitty - http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTido.html

I'm knitting it for a friend for christmas (in pink, so it doesnt look too bridal!), and I dont know if I'm just not an experienced enough knitter to be doing this, but the lacework itself I'm finding really easy, it's the decreases and instructions that confuse me.

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Beg with row 10, work in Circular Pattern, decreasing 1 st in last repeat every round until 3 full repeats have been decreased. (See Pattern Notes re. making decreases in Lace Pattern). 36[45, 45, 45] rounds have been worked, 48[60, 72, 84] sts rem. (For sizes S and M, switch to shorter circular or Double-point needles as needed).

I get that you start on row 10, that's obvious, but what does it mean to decrease in every round? Surely that would mess up the lace pattern? I've done two inches or so doing that, and it looks okay, but... is that what I should be doing? And what does it mean by 'until 3 full repeats have been decreased'? does that mean to decrease only on the first 3 rounds (which wouldn't make sense) or to do three times through the entire lace pattern, decreasing at the end of each round?

Thanks in advance for any advice, i'm starting to really regret tackling this! The ''Piquant'' is there for a reason!

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006 05:35:26 PM »

It seems to me that she wants you to decrease 1 at the end of every round of the pattern.  By the time you finish the decreases for the bell sleeve, you will have 3 less repeats of the lace pattern to work.  As for messing up the lace pattern, if you decrease in the same spot on every round it shouldn't do much besides just cut off one side of the pattern bit by bit.
Good luck!  I haven't made 'I Do', but I've been ogling it for quite some time.  I hope you post your finished piece on Craftster, I'd love to see it in pink!
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006 09:58:01 PM »

Read the notes on lacing decreasing (last two paragraphs under Flat Pattern) for the specific method for your right or wrong side decrease.

In the directions, she's giving you:
- the instruction to decrease
- the number of total decreased rounds (36 or 45, which equal 3 repeats)
- the number of stitches you should have left if you've done it correctly (48, 60, 72, 80) (sts rem= stitches remain--the number of stitches you started with minus either 36 or 45).

Good luck! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006 06:26:21 AM »

Ohh... that makes so much more sense now! Thankyou both, I will indeedy post it to craftster if I ever manage to finish it!
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