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queen_gueneviere
« on: October 16, 2007 02:29:48 AM »

Hi everyone,

Help with two patterns.

First:
I happened to find a free pattern online, that someone on here kindly mentioned. I'd be very interested in making these but, I think that I might need some help.

First of all is this: (I hope that the link works)http://www.lionbrand.com/archives/lbyarnblog4/2005/08/goodbye_yellow.html
It's for baby booties and, you might have to sign in first.
Row 8: This confuses me. As you'll see, row 7 ended with 36 stitches.
Is something wrong with row 8, or is it just me?
The numbers don't seem to jive with me.
Row 8 states: Knit 10, slip 10 stitches just worked onto one of the holders, bind off next 6 stitches, knit 3, slip 4 stitches just worked on second holder, etc....
How can I slip 4 stitches just worked on to second holder, when it says knit 3 just prior to that?
So should it say, knit 4 instead? And then, slip 4 stiches just worked on to second holder?

Or should it say, knit 3, slip 3 stitches just worked on second holder?


Ok for the same pattern farther down below T-Strap.
Near the end or Row 8, after K2 tog.
It says to, slip 1st stitch on RT needle over the last and off the needle.

Could someone kindly explain to me exactly what that means? Please?

Second:
Now for the other pattern. It was also kindly offered here on craftster. A free pattern that someone created.
Here's the link: (again, I hope it works)http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194286.0 (cabled coffee cozy)

I would like to make a few of these but, I need to make them an inch or two wider.
Rather than adding on to the edges, I much prefer to make the cables wider.
I've never done cables before so I would really appreciate any suggestions, on how I could alter the pattern for that.

Thanks so much everyone. You're all terrific!    Roll Eyes
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redwitch
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007 03:04:56 AM »

Yes it should be 4 stitches, and the slipping over is done like a psso, which you can find instructions for online anywhere and a video at Knittinghelp.com (probably).

You can make the coffee holder wider easily - use a slightly thicker wool and needles, or a different cable pattern with more stitches (any stitch dictionary including many online ones have cable patterns like this).

Sarah
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Jints
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007 03:20:12 AM »

making the cable wider may make it a bit bulky and harder to knit. I'd perhaps try it with 2 cables side by side to get the extra width.
or do several smaller ones together. there are various options.
check out the cables here.
http://cache.lionbrand.com/stitchFinder.html
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007 02:16:41 PM »

When you've bound off 6 stitches, you'll still have one stitch left on the needle (the one your sixth stitch passed over). Added to your next knit 3, you've got 4 stitches.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007 02:38:37 PM »

Do you mean for the cozy to add a pattern repeat? That's totally fine. Smiley
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queen_gueneviere
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007 01:02:38 PM »

Thank you so much everyone, for all of your terrific help.  Grin
I fixed the pattern for the booties. Actually I changed it to a knit 4 instead, as suggested by redwitch. And thanks redwitch for the explanation in the pattern. I'll just do a psso instead.
For the cables, I tried making them wider but later changed my mind. Even though the wider cables looked nice.
I decided to make them all the same width. That way they'll be interchangeable to fit all sizes of cups.
Thanks again everyone. I appreciate your help.
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redwitch
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2007 08:25:42 PM »

Whoops - I'm not sure I was right about that k4, that does work out with the number of stitches but if you have one left on the castoff, that's the first of the 4. So k 3 more and you do have the right number. But if it is working for you the other way, forget it!

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queen_gueneviere
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007 07:01:44 AM »

Thanks a bunch redwitch. I've made notes for when I get to that point.
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