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« on: December 21, 2007 08:27:12 PM »

Ok, I'm about ready to snap my knitting needles. Well, not really, lol. But, it's getting frustrating considering I've been at it for 4 hours.

I'm trying to make the mice for my cat (already made the ball thing, no problem). The instructions say to CO 3 stitches. I do that. Then it says to increase into each stitch. I do that with the bar increase, and wind up with 6 stitches. It then says to purl. I do that. No problem.

But, then, it says to (K1, inc1) twice, K2, (inc1, K1) twice. But, I only have SIX stitches on my needle. In order to do all of that, I would need 10.

What am I missing?

If I just skip the doing it twice part, and only do it once, all subsequent instructions are off by several stitches. Leaving me with a very disfigured mouse, lol.

I feel beyond silly being stuck on this one problem. I've never had a problem with patterns when it comes to increasing. I've done a lot of them. But, this one has me stumped.

If anyone could offer any help, I'd appreciate it.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007 02:21:07 PM »

I don't think you do need 10. As far as I can tell you knit a stitch (Stitch No.1), increase by one (i.e. a new stitch), knit a stitch (Stitch 2), increase by one (another new stitch), knit 2 (stitches 3 and 4), then increase by one (new stitch number 3), knit one (Stitch 5), increase (new stitch 4), knit one (stitch 6). This will give you a total of 10 stitches, ready for your next row.

Hope that solves it for you  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007 02:30:33 PM »

I feel so dumb now!  Embarrassed

I don't know why I didn't see it that way. I was knitting one stitch. Then taking the next stitch and knitting into it to make 2 sticthes out of it (bar increase). So, that took up 2 stitches, and to do it twice took up 4. Then kniting 2. And then I did the same in reverse as the first set.

I was going crazy, lol.

But your explanation is SO much more clear for me. I should have seen it ... but I guess my brain is blocked from too much holiday knitting.  Cheesy

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007 03:35:20 PM »

No problem - I know what it's like to get stuck on something!
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