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« on: July 27, 2007 05:36:32 AM »

fishtail

1: * P1, K1, YO, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, YO, K1, P1*.
2: *P1, K9, P1.*
3: *P1, K2, YO, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, YO, K2, P1*.
4: Rep Row 2.
5: *P1, K3, YO, sl 1, K2tog, psso, YO, K3, P1*.
6: Rep Row 2.


i just don't get what this means!
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007 05:51:06 AM »

What don't you understand in particular?  Is it just how you would use it to knit?

Things between * usually means repeat across the row.  There would be repeat of 11 stitches to get the pattern to work.  You are decreasing 2 stitches in the first row and increasing two stitches (the yarnovers) to make the pattern stay at 11 stitches.

Rows 2, 4, and 6 of the pattern are always the same.  You will always work 1 purl, 9 knit, 1 purl for every 11 stitches.

Does this clear anything up?

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007 05:58:34 AM »

Is this what you're working on: http://www.knitpicks.com/Fishtail+Lace+Scarf_PD50481220.html?  If not, it is a similar stitch pattern, and has a good breakdown of the abbreviations.

not quite sure which bit is confusing you, so here goes with a breakdown of the whole thing

1 *purl 1, knit 1, yo-bring yarn between needles, knit 2 (the yarn will come over from in front and create an extra stitch), slip 1 (just slip one stitch over without knitting it), knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over (like casting off), knit 2, yarn over (as before) knit 1, purl 1. (if I've worked this out right, you should have 11 stitches, or multiples of 11 if the pattern says repeat from * to *.

2 *purl 1, knit 9, purl 1*

3 * purl 1, knit 2, yarn over, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2, purl 1.

I hope that helps

Sarah
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007 07:23:54 AM »

For a list of abbreviations, what they mean and how to do them, some with videos, look here - http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/abbreviations_explained/
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007 04:24:14 PM »

Thank you.
I'm sorry I can't really explain what I don't get, because I speak dutch and i don't really know how to say it in English sometimes, that's why the pattern is hard to understand for me.. But it slowly get clear!
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