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pinkhairedcyn
« on: December 09, 2004 08:00:14 PM »

I'm trying to make the Spiderweb Capelet, and I'm totally mystified by the 4th row.  What do I do when it says "sl2 purlwise, k2tog, pass 2 slipped sts over, K1 without dropping st off needle, yo, p1 without dropping st of needle, yo, k1 without dropping st of needle, yo, p1 and drop st off needle"?  Am I just passing the slipped stitches over the k2tog stitches?  Or am I passing them over all the sts?  When it says "K1 without dropping," does that mean I leave the stitch I just knit on the left needle?  Do I then reknit into that stitch, or knit the next stitch? 
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agirlisaverb
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004 10:26:13 AM »

Okee, the fourth row seems crazy at first, but it'll make sense.  for the "pass 2 slipped sts over", you've only knit the k2tog after that, right?  so just stick your left needle into the slipped stitches, pull them over the k2tog stitch, and drop them right off the needle like you're binding them off.  Then, for the k1 without dropping, you're going to do the first half of you knit stitch, but then instead of dropping the old stitch off the left needle, you'll leave it on there, and then knit (welll.... actually purl, then knit, then purl in this pattern, so you get that nice twisty part into your lace) into it again. 

presto change-o, la la la, there's your lace!
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julesabu
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2004 10:34:56 AM »

hey there. you're reading and interpreting the pattern correctly. you're just passing the slp2 purls over the k2tog and off the right needle.  i just use my fingers to pull the sl2 purls, one by one, over the k2tog. i kind of have to because i'm using elann's brushed alpaca cuzco and and it's too hard to perform it with the needle. also on the "k1 without dropping" yes, you leave the stitch on the left needle until after that last purl and then it's transferred to your right needle. what kind of yarn are you using? good luck
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pinkhairedcyn
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2004 08:09:33 PM »

Thanks for the help, guys!  I totally get it now.

I'm using Jaeger Art Mohair for it.  It's thinner than the suggested yarn, so I'm using 17 needles instead of 15s.  It's turning out really pretty and lacey. 
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Myarny
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2005 10:17:33 PM »

O.k. I got row 4 BUT I ended up with a billion extra stitches.  On that row all those yos become extra stitches so by my count (happy for someone to tell me I'm wrong) that means 7 stiches per yo section.  Then you slp, slp K2tog psso which as I understand it is only a total dec of 3.  So....I'm adding 4 stitches per triangley bit (that's a technical term I swear), every time I do that section.  I'll admit to being a little lazy here since I can see some of you have already managed to get it right....advice?  I'm inclined just to create some sort of crazy warp around shruggery (another tech term ha) rather than rip it (I'll just make a new one once I can figure out the pattern).  Tx much.
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rockadot
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2005 10:24:09 PM »

if i remember correctly, on the next row you drop the yo's.
i found the best way to make the caplet was to follow the directions as best i could and take it very slowly. the end product is so lacey that a mistake is hard to spot.
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pinkhairedcyn
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2005 08:40:25 AM »

I've made this capelet twice, and the second time I just didn't do any of the yarn overs when you're knitting into the same stitch, and it turned out really well.  Either doing that or just dropping the yarn overs should make it turn out right.
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Myarny
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2005 12:24:20 PM »

Thanks!  I wondered about dropping the yarnovers because the 5th row just says P.   Dropping them would make it more lacy which makes sense and would mean only one extra increase per lace repeat as opposed to 4.  I think I figured it was going to be a quick knit and turned my brain off.  On another note my curling, lacy shrug thing is kind of interesting so it's all good.
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himeykitty
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2005 07:32:24 AM »

Myarny, check out this page.  It's all the typos and misprints and general errata for the patterns in both books, and they list corrections for the Spiderweb Capelet.  Basically, the yo's aren't supposed to be there and it's just supposed to be kpkp into one stitch.  Then again, I didn't try it with the dropping the yo trick, so that might end up looking better  Smiley
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alerievay
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2005 10:37:25 AM »

Check out the errata page himeykitty suggested! 

The first time I knit it, I frogged the whole thing because, if you do the yo's on row 4, the capelet is WAY too wide at the top. 

Once you get the hang of it, though, this is a really simple pattern that can be knit up in a few hours! 
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