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Topic: Elann's Luna Moth Shawl  (Read 1049 times)
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missknitty
« on: October 08, 2007 04:43:47 AM »

I might have an aha-moment at some point, but I'm asking anyways:

When the pattern gets past the base rows (past row 34) it says to work the pattern repeat as many times as necessary. (you're supposed to repeat rows 15-34 5-6 more times). My question is how do I know when to work in those repeats? It may seem silly, but since there are several stitches both before and after the repeat itself, I'm currently at a loss as to how that repeat will fit in. Huh

http://elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=228024

Has anyone knitted this one (I didn't find it in the Knitalong section) and can clarify for me?
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missknitty
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007 01:15:43 PM »

I still have not had that aha-moment - I do need help. Sigh...
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kellygirlknits
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007 01:25:50 PM »

I haven't knit this shawl, but did make SK's Sun Ray. Typically, you keep the extra stitches in the queue at the beginning and end of the section. You will incorporate these extra stitches into the lace pattern once you have enough to complete a full repeat of the lace pattern. Does this make sense? There's also a Elann Shawl KAL that might have some tips. Hope that helps.
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missknitty
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007 05:09:14 PM »

It does - somewhat. Wink I'll try to find the KAL, too. I've actually taped some graph paper together and I started charting it out. VERY tedious, but it may work.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007 06:01:40 PM »

I might have an aha-moment at some point, but I'm asking anyways:

When the pattern gets past the base rows (past row 34) it says to work the pattern repeat as many times as necessary. (you're supposed to repeat rows 15-34 5-6 more times). My question is how do I know when to work in those repeats? It may seem silly, but since there are several stitches both before and after the repeat itself, I'm currently at a loss as to how that repeat will fit in. Huh

http://elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=228024

Has anyone knitted this one (I didn't find it in the Knitalong section) and can clarify for me?

See on chart 2 there's some stitches in a box labeled '10 stitch repeat' ?
Start at the beginning of the row and do the stitches before the '10 stitch repeat' box. Keep repeating that '10 stitch repeat' box until you have just enough stitches left to get to the center stitch. Knit the stitches after the '10 stitch repeat' box and the center stitch. Knit the stitches after the center stitch until you get to the next '10 stitch repeat' box. Repeat that '10 stitch repeat' box until you have just enough stitches to finish the row. Finish the row.

Do the next row.
And the next. and the next. and the next....
 
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missknitty
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007 06:13:50 PM »

LOL that made me crack up Grin I'm printing that out and taking it to my knitting chair - seriously! I've been searching craftster for almost an hour now, so I'm all brainfried. I shall delve into this again tomorrow, and if that fails, I spotted a couple of people I'll pm on here (that have knitted this one). I think my brain will be able to proccess these instr in the morning, though. Thanks a bunch!!! Smiley
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kellygirlknits
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007 06:33:22 PM »

There's a chart for the Luna Moth in the Elann free pattern section (for the Callista yarn version.) Did you print out that version of the pattern?
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missknitty
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007 06:57:22 PM »

Yep, I did - my brain just went numb after finishing the initial 34 rows. I think ThreadOrYarn explained it sufficiently, though, so I'll get crackin in that tomorrow. Smiley
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vickilicious
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2007 09:15:14 PM »

I'm so glad you asked this question because I had just reached a similar point in the Sun Ray Shawl. Thanks to those who replied - you've helped two knitters in one night!  Smiley
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missknitty
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2007 05:20:53 AM »

Hehe, I did look at the Sun Ray as well, but chose the Luna because it's supposed to be easier - pattern looks very similar to me, though. Wink  And just an fyi; when I was charting the pattern out, I did get the same result as ThreadorYarn explained here (after checking), so she explained it pretty well, IMO. Smiley
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