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« on: December 03, 2004 12:58:47 PM »

Okay, I feel like a total idiot. I know that some people around here have already made the Knitty "Heart" scarf, so I was hoping someone could help. In the first row of the pattern, it says the number of stitches will be increased from 17 to 19, and then decreased back down to 17 on row 3. But I keep ending up with like, 23 stitches after row 1! I'm sure it has something to do with the yo's... what am I doing wrong?? My roommate is at class, so I can't ask for her help  Embarrassed When it says "yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1..." etc., does that mean I'm bringing the yarn over, knitting two together, then knitting three stitches also with the yarn over? Or do I assume the yarn goes back to the back after knitting two together? I've tried both ways and neither seems right  Undecided Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2004 01:21:08 PM »

Okay, I haven't knitted this, but just by the math what it sounds like you're doing is a yarn over after each of the knits in the k3 portion...  In actuality what you'd want to do is... yarn over, then knit 2 together, knit three regularly, then do one yarn over again (so don't do a yarn over after each stitch, that's why you're getting so many extra stitches) knit 1...

I hope that makes sense or helps?
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2004 01:32:55 PM »

I think I'm just confused as to how to read the pattern. I can't figure out how I could end up with 19 stitches. Here's the pattern for the first row:

K3, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl1, k1, psso, yo, k3

So if I count up how many stitches each direction will give me, I get:

k3: 3
yo, k2tog: 2 (5 total so far)
k3: 3 (8 total so far)
yo, k1: 2 (10 total so far)
yo, k3: 6 (16 total so far)
sl1: 1 (17 total so far)
k1: 1 (18 total so far)
psso: -1 (17 total so far)
yo, k3: 6 (23 total??)

Why am I so bad at reading directions?? ARGH
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2004 01:48:44 PM »

yo, k3 : 4

that is why you are ending up with 4 extra stitches when you are counting up.
hope that helps.

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2004 01:53:22 PM »

yeah, its yo, (k3) and I think you're interpreting it as (yo,k)3.

or in your terms:
yo: 1
k3 : 3

the yarn over is it's own stitch, you just wrap the yarn around the needle and that's it.  you're done with the yarn over.  then you just knit the next 3 stitches.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2004 01:58:01 PM »

Ohhhhhhhh, now I gotcha. Thanks guys! Sorry for being such a doof  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2004 02:33:01 PM »

i too have a knitty heart question.  in part of the pattern, it says to k4together.  does this mean i knit 4 stitches together, or 2 sets of k2tog?  i've never knit more than 2 stitches together, so it seems strange to combine 4 stitches!  thanks for you help!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2004 03:11:04 PM »

Looks like you're knitting 4 stitches together.  I've had to p3tog in a pattern before, so I don't think it's too terribly uncommon.  By doing this, you're decreasing your pattern back to the original pattern of 17 stitches.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2004 10:01:11 AM »

I have used this heart lace pattern before ... just goofing around with it.  You do indeed knit four stitches together and it's hard!  Especially if you're a tight knitter.  Keep it loose baby.
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