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« on: October 01, 2008 06:33:12 PM »

I'm not too sure where else to turn to, so I'll ask here. I just picked up  Knitalong and I've fallen in love with a pattern for a felted paper crane. There's just one problem.

I cannot, for the life of me, figure this pattern out.

Everything goes fine and dandy till I get to this point:

Row 4: CO 2 stitches, knit till end. (18 sts)

Row 5: CO 2 stitches, purl till end. (20 sts)

6-11: Repeat rows 4-5. (32 sts)

Easy so far. Then this happens!

Row 7: BO 2 stitches, work to end. (30 sts)

8-12: Repeat Row 7 (20 sts)

So...what the hell do I do? It sounds like for rows 7-11 I CO and BO 2 each time, but that really doesn't seem to make any sense. The numbers wouldn't be decreasing, and I'd just be binding off something I just casted on. And it's not just a sloppy way of saying "For rows 8 AND 12" because then there's nothing for 9 and 10!

It's getting to the point where I'm going to re-write the pattern from scratch.

Anyone have any ideas what to do?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008 06:47:29 PM »

I think maybe you got so used to casting on that you're not reading the rest of the pattern properly...lines 7 -12 do NOT say to co, only to bo.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008 07:04:57 PM »

But it says row 6-11 I need to repeat 4 and 5, which has the casting on!

Or is it just row 6 and 11? Then it would be

6 - CO
7 - BO
8 - BO
9 - ?
10 - ?
11 - CO
12 - BO

Or

6 - CO
7 - CO/BO
8 - CO/BO
9 - CO/BO
10 - CO/BO
11 - CO/BO
12 - BO

Maybe I'm thinking too much into this, but I really want to make this pattern for my Christmas present this year! And with 20 people to knit for I need to figure it out soon.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008 09:47:36 PM »

I think just take it as it is.  Maybe it just appears too simple?  I over analyze things a lot sometimes.

Row 4 - cast on two stitches, and knit whatever else you had to begin with, to increase the amount of stitches in that row by two.

Row 5 - cast on another two stitches, and knit all the ones from the previous row (this means you're increasing the stitches in each row by two).

Keep working row 4 and 5 in alternation till the end of row 11.  I'm assuming you figured that part out already.

I think the numbers may be a little messed up.  I think after those rows... it's as if you're going onto row 12 (in order), but it's only the seventh row of instruction?  So then for row twelve, you bind off two, and follow with whatever it is you're supposed to do (knit/purl)... and so on until the end of what would be row 17 (if you count them all up).

I could be very wrong, though.  I have no idea what the pattern is, or what the final product would be looking like.  I would assume it would look something like a diamond.  So if that's the effect you're going for... then I think it's just the numbering is goofy.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008 08:22:45 AM »

Hmmm...could you maybe link to the pattern? That might give us a better perspective.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008 02:54:42 PM »

I found this felted paper crane pattern - maybe this one might help somewhat:

http://yarnboy.com/cranepattern.doc
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008 03:01:44 PM »

Yikes... I wish that would work better for me.  I unfortunately don't have Microsoft Word on my computer or anything... so I'm forced to open it in WordPad, and it gets really scrambled up.  Sorry...  Sad
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008 07:23:34 AM »

Here it is in a PDF format:

http://knitnotwar.com/crane_pattern.pdf

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008 10:15:23 AM »

Oh, that's helpful!    Cheesy  Thanks KnittinHoney.

Okay so then... Wandering Knitter, is it the wings that have got you confused?
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008 03:01:30 PM »

The pattern sounds right. It will do this if it trying to make a varied shape.
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