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ruwena
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2007 03:39:06 PM »

Thats normal.  There is no stitch that will not let that happen.  Just make sure that the place where it happens is the part that will be against the book. 
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2007 03:58:05 PM »

If you ever do a Harry Potter or other striped scarf, you will have two options:

-keep them all on one side so the other side looks good, without the stripes

-or, do a tube scarf with double knitting/in the round etc. so the purl stripes will be on the inside.

For this, an item where the inside will be touching the book, it doesn't matter, but it may help for future projects. This is not your mistake, that's what purls do.

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2007 04:24:57 PM »

Thanks a lot! I think I will just continue with it.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2007 06:13:15 PM »

Wait, before you get too far with it, I'm concerned that you've interpreted the pattern incorrectly. The "right side" of stockinette will not EVER have the color mixing bumps on it.

I believe the pattern is telling you to switch to yellow *and knit a row in yellow*, then purl a row after that.

If the picture in the pattern is flat stockinette (all V's) then you have made a mistake and you should start over from the row where you switched color.
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2007 06:59:09 PM »

when you switch to yellow, do not purl.

just follow this rule of thumb for stockinette:

if you see purl bumps, purl.
if you see knit V's, knit.

in your first picture of the stockinette side, u can see that the red are V's. if you knit the yellow, you will get yellow V's.

from what you describe, the instructions are incorrect.

in this picture of my scarf, the outside (like the front of your book cover) are stockinette V's and the inside (the inside of your book cover) are the reverse stockinette purl bumps.


the problem here is not the color change at all. its the instructions that do not make sense if you're aiming for stockinette. whether you change colors or not, the stockinette pattern - k 1 row, p 1 row - does  not change.

hope this helps!

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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2007 06:59:43 PM »

I'm with Natasha. I think maybe you could be calling one stitch by another's name (calling garter as stockinette), which could be why no one was really sure how to answer you. Maybe this will help, and see if this answers your question....

Example #1:

In this example, on the left is a swatch of stockinette stitch (knit one whole row, purl one whole row), and on the right is a swatch of garter stitch (knit every single row). This example is showing the "right" (the side people will see) side of the work.

Example #2

In this example, stockinette is again on the left and garter on the right. This example is showing the "wrong" (the side people hopefully won't see) side of the work.

You will always get that odd off row on the wrong side where the colors do the wierd stripey thing after you have changed colors. If it helps, you can always stick a safety pin through a couple of the stitches on the wrong side so you'll always know which side is which.

Hopefully this helps a little, good luck and keep trying.

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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2007 07:04:34 PM »

Conley,

at first i thought she might be doing garter stitch too but when i saw the instructions and when i saw her pic of the right side: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/ReinasMommy/HarryPotterBookCover006.jpg

i knew its the pattern thats wrong. the pic is blurry but you can see shes got the red v's which you wont get if ur just knitting every row.

plus, look at her yellow section - she has yellow v's too. def not garter stitch.



i have no idea why the pattern has you purl one row and go back to stockinette. if you don't want that color mix, just follow the rule of thumb i posted above. =)
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2007 07:23:28 PM »

I was aiming to answer her original question:
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I started with red, but when I go to join the yellow yarn it looks very strange. Like a line of yellow and red mixed. Then it switches to yellow
And since she said she was still new, I was trying to cover all the general bases. I think it was her second pic that lead me to believe she was doing garter stitch (I didn't see the v's in the first)- I haven't done the pattern she's doing.... why do they have a random purl row in there?
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2007 08:12:16 PM »

it would be good if we could see the pattern and the provided image too.
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rhiandmoi
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2007 08:28:14 PM »

I think there is a turning row missing. I think you work color #1 ending on a purl row, then purl one more row in color #1, then switch to color #2 begining with a purl row, and work color #2 in stockinette.

Edit - I mean to say that the random purl row is actually the turning row.

I did some swatches to show you what I am talking about:

Top as you described it earlier, purl with the new color one row then begin stockinette with the new color.
Bottom as I described above, purl with the old color then begin stockinette with the new color, starting with a purl row.


After turning to make the flap


Showing the turning row
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