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makinascene
« on: October 05, 2008 10:47:28 AM »

ok so i've been doing well so far...and the pattern keeps saying K3 (P1. K3) 3 times. P1. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. K6...blah blah" but THEN, in the next line it "blah blah blah...Inc 1 st in each of next st. K8...blah blah"

ok. why does it say "each"Huh is that different? or is it just a typo?

thanks guys!
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008 12:23:45 PM »

I think it's asking you to inc 8 sts, but it's hard to tell without context (what pattern).
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makinascene
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008 12:25:59 PM »

i'm knitting mittens and i'm shaping the thumb gusset at this point
i've been increasing 2 stitches every other row for a while, and i'm confused as to why it would have me suddenly inc 8 stitches?
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008 06:55:12 PM »

What's the pattern name or can you post more of the the pattern?  It doesn't make sense without more context.  You are allowed to quote portions of a pattern to get help.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008 07:36:45 AM »

ok so i've been doing well so far...and the pattern keeps saying K3 (P1. K3) 3 times. P1. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. K6...blah blah" but THEN, in the next line it "blah blah blah...Inc 1 st in each of next st. K8...blah blah"

ok. why does it say "each"Huh is that different? or is it just a typo?

thanks guys!

The 'each' could be a typo (or a mis-translation), or something's missing after the word 'each'. OTOH I've seen mittens where you just increase all the 8 or 10 or whatever stitches at once for the base of the thumb. It looks a little funny when it's not on, but it actually fits pretty nicely.
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soozeq
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008 08:16:48 AM »

I don't think it means to inc 8 sts, you knit 8 after the incs. Contact the pattern designer and ask what it meant or left out of that row. It's a typo and should probaly read `inc 1 st in each of the next X sts' or each is wrong.
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makinascene
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008 04:01:42 PM »

thanks guys, i figured it out. i think it was a misprint, because only increasing 1 stitches makes the correct number of stitches in the end
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socksnut
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008 02:53:40 PM »

ok so i've been doing well so far...and the pattern keeps saying K3 (P1. K3) 3 times. P1. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. K6...blah blah" but THEN, in the next line it "blah blah blah...Inc 1 st in each of next st. K8...blah blah"

ok. why does it say "each"Huh is that different? or is it just a typo?

thanks guys!


The pattern is letting you know that you knit 3 then p1 then p3, 3 times you re-knit anything in the () as many time as it say to do. after you p1 k2 you will inc in the next stitch knitting front to back.
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soozeq
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008 07:06:47 PM »

There was a typo though, it said "Inc 1 st in each of next st" which can make you go HUH...?

It meant inc 1 st, the `each of' shouldnta been there.
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