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« on: June 15, 2007 09:01:06 PM »

I am confuse-ed. Gwennabe top? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Questions concerning this gorgeous, yet confusing (for me) top..found here >http://knittingfog.blogspot.com/2006/08/gwennabe.html

1) Im to the point where I begin knitting across 29 stitches, then psso, ect. Ive done it once, I tried to do it the second time, and it seemed my amount of stitches shrunk. I spent a good 45 min, undoing the round, and trying again. Grr... to no avail. Same thing.
Ive gathered that I should have 108 stitches to begin with, and then I knit the 29 stitches, psso, ect and the next round still doesnt work out. So frustrating.
 

 2) The short row part, I understand the technique of short rows.. and HOW to do them, but Im not sure WHERE to put them. In the middle? To the side? How many short rows should I add for my D boobs. I've looked through all of Craftsters discussion boards on the topic, Ive read Knitty's article, and Im still slightly confused  Undecided

Anyhow, I apologize for my long spiel, any help would be great. And to anyone else knitting Gwennabe Good luck!
-Marie
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007 06:58:24 AM »

just checking, but did you do the rib the rib and stock the stock in between?

1) Be aware that the full instructions on round 2 are
"rib the rib [..] after the first marker, knit 1, increase 1 stitch [..] and then knit 29 sts, PSSO [...]knit 20, increase into the next 2 stitches, knit 20, PSSO, knit 29, increase 1, knit 1."

You should be increasing by 2 stitches every time, so the k 29s will go up every other round.

Her side commentaries make it hard to read. :-/

2) Have you seen http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/05/get_this_party_started.html? (scroll down, she has good pics of how short rows would work for cups. Smiley  You can search her site in the upper right hand corner.  She probably has more instructions elsewhere).
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007 08:49:24 AM »

just checking, but did you do the rib the rib and stock the stock in between?

1) Be aware that the full instructions on round 2 are
"rib the rib [..] after the first marker, knit 1, increase 1 stitch [..] and then knit 29 sts, PSSO [...]knit 20, increase into the next 2 stitches, knit 20, PSSO, knit 29, increase 1, knit 1."

You should be increasing by 2 stitches every time, so the k 29s will go up every other round.

Her side commentaries make it hard to read. :-/

Hey there...I can't help you on the short rows -- they remain a mystery to me too.  The stitch count actually shouldn't change.  The pattern-writer uses some non-standard abbreviations.  Her PSSO decreases the stitch count by 2 each time, and you do it twice so that's minus four stitches.  Then there's an increase at each edge and 2 increases in the middle, which is plus four stitches.  I'd suggest reading the instructions for her PSSO more carefully, then casting on 20 stitches on waste yarn and trying the following: K1, increase into next stitch, K2, PSSO her way, K2, increase into next 2 stitches, K2, PSSO her way, K2, increase into next stitch, K1.  (That eliminates all of the stock the stock, rib the rib...which hopefully isn't changing your stitch count.)  You should have 20 stitches when you finish the row as well.  Hope that helps!  (And if you don't have 20, maybe post again with how many you ended up with and any specific parts that were tricky...?)
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007 03:08:04 PM »

I see now. 

So there should be 4 inc and 4 dec in there. Smiley

You have a right to be confused, Just_A_Girl!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 08:26:48 AM »

Thanks to everyone for the replies, Im pushing along through it; I have tried it all, but the last bit of the stocking row, where I knit 29, is NEVER 29, its one or two stitches shorter, but meh, when all else fails, persevere  Roll Eyes  It should be ok. I'll post as soon as Im done - or when I run into more trouble  Grin
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