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« on: December 21, 2008 02:41:18 PM »

I've just cast on for Chapeau Mariner from knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTmarnier.html. All the instructions are from a chart - never my favourite! I am very puzzled by one of the chart instructions. It simply says 'no stitch'. At first I thought it meant I knit those stitches, but there is another chart symbol for knit. Do I just slip these stitches? Or something else Huh ? Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 09:43:18 PM »

The "no stitch" thing in charts is just a spacer to make the charts rectangular, they aren't stitches in the knitting (hence, "no stitch"). Ignore them and move to the next symbol for the next stitch.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008 09:54:14 PM »

I discovered that the "no stitch" usually means that somewhere up the line on the chart you will be increasing in that area, so there will be a stitch in there later on.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008 01:11:19 PM »

Thanks for the replies but, forgive me if I'm being dim, I still don't get it  Roll Eyes

If I ignore the 'no stitch' bit, then that only gives instructions for 24 stitches. The pattern (in small size) has 133 stitches. The maths isn't working for me. I can't see any where that it tells me to repeat the pattern. Can someone help me more? I really want to make this with my lovely soft wool and new bamboo needles (I may be a convert!)

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008 01:46:53 PM »

Hi, Helen.  You would actually be starting with multiples of 22 sts.  I think you may be counting the yarn overs as stitches.

For 133 sts, this would give you 6 repeats of 22 sts (132 sts) plus 1 extra stitch.

Underneath the chart, there is a small note -

PATTERN
Using US #6/4mm needle, CO 133[144] sts, placing a marker every 22[24] sts.
Note: For the smaller size only, there will be 23 sts after the last marker, instead of 22. Also for the smaller size only, omit the yo at the beginning of the first row. K1 instead.

It's a lovely pattern - happy knitting Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2008 01:53:56 PM »

Oh my, I was! I hate charts. You lovely, lovely Craftster people are my heroes  Cheesy

Thank you so much! I hate being stumped, especially on the first row!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2008 01:56:15 PM »

You're welcome - and Merry Christmas Cheesy
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