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« on: September 18, 2007 08:21:09 PM »

Hi. I'm attempting to knit Pomatomus by Cookie A. (in the winter '05 issue of Knitty).
I've frogged my progress on the sock a few times. I think that my problem is with the set up round. The instructions say:
" [Yo, k2tog, (p1, k1tbl) five times] to end of round. (The sequence will be repeated twice for each needle, or 6 times in total.) "

I have looked at other people's FOs and am fairly certain that I should Yo, k2tog, (p1, k1tbl five more times for a total of ten ribbing stitches).

The problem that I'm having is that this sequence needs to be completed over 72 stitches (24 stitches per dpn), so at the end of the round I have a little half repeat hanging out there.

I decided once to roll with it and continue with the lace chart. However, about halfway through the chart I knew that this was wrong because I still had half of a little repeat there (looked like half of a really wonky fish scale).

Is there anyone who has knit this sock before who can help me out? I feel like there's some piece of knitting knowledge that I am completely lacking here. I loved the way that the lace repeats looked before I frogged my sock, so I would really like to continue on with making these.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007 09:27:58 PM »

You shouldn't have a half repeat because the pattern is over 12 stitches.

Are you sure your stitch total count is 72, not 78?
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007 09:40:03 PM »

There's 10 ribbing sts, yes, but the k2tog takes up 2 more, for a 12 st repeat - 2 of them on each needle. 12sts x 6 rpts = 72 sts.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007 07:10:56 AM »

I think that my problem is with the set up round. The instructions say: " [Yo, k2tog, (p1, k1tbl) five times] to end of round. (The sequence will be repeated twice for each needle, or 6 times in total.) "

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I have looked at other people's FOs and am fairly certain that I should Yo, k2tog, (p1, k1tbl five more times for a total of ten ribbing stitches).
That's what it says. The 12-stitch repeat is within the [ ] and the 10 stitch ribbing is the "(p1, k1tbl) five times" part.


YO       {uses 0 stiches and makes 1 stitch}
k2tog    {uses 2 stitches to make 1 stitch }
(p1, k1 tbl) five times {uses 10 stitches}

You YO then K2TOg  then (p1,k1 tbl) 5 times for a 12 stitch repeat

1 + 1 + 10 times twice per needle, with 3 needles is  72 stitches.
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007 09:02:43 AM »

YO       {uses 0 stiches and makes 1 stitch}
k2tog    {uses 2 stitches to make 1 stitch }
(p1, k1 tbl) five times {uses 10 stitches}

You YO then K2TOg  then (p1,k1 tbl) 5 times for a 12 stitch repeat

1 + 1 + 10 times twice per needle, with 3 needles is  72 stitches.

Thanks for your responses! I get it! I was YO-ing one stitch and then k2tog, effectively using one more stitch.
O wow, I've been doing Yo's wrong my whole knitting life (and it was one of my favorite stitches)!
Thanks so much for clearing this up.
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