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« on: December 22, 2009 10:49:45 AM »

Hello,
I really want to knit this beautifull pattern on Knitty: bitterroot
I've started twice, but always came to the point where I didn't know how to knit on. The instruction says "Work Rows 1-8 of Chart A once, then work Rows 9-28 three times. 153 sts." So I knitted row 1-28 but then I didn't know how to work on. I have too many stitches on my needle to make it even.
And I can't even tell my problem exactly.  Tongue Do I just have to work the stitches in red square? Or from stitch 1?
Please please help me!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009 01:44:51 PM »

So, you're ready to start from row 9 again? (meaning - you finished row 1-8 of chart A, then rows 9-28 once?)

Do you have a multiple of 10 plus 3 stitches?  If you do, then do chart A, rows 9-28 twice (that'll finish the "then work Rows 9-28 three times" piece - you'll have 153 stitches)

On Row 9, you do a Yarn over (I'm guessing on the symbols, actually) and knit 2 (that's the first 3 squares on the chart), then do the section in red (multiple of 10 stitches) as many time as you can across the row. Knit the last stitch and another yarn over (the last 2 squares on the chart)

Does that help?
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009 06:02:28 PM »

By the time you've got to row 28 you're supposed to have more sts than when you first did row 9. There should be a repeat section in the text or the chart; do the first few stitches, then the repeat for as many times as you can (2 or 3 the 2nd time through) until you've got enough left for the end sts.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009 07:02:56 PM »

Thank you both so much! Now everything makes sense!
Thank you thank you thank you!
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014 12:04:53 AM »

I am stuck on Chart F, row 15. In order to do the sk2p I have to use stitches in the pattern repeat part of the chart. I counted the stitches and there are not enough at the beginning of the 1st section.

What am I missing here?

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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014 08:48:33 AM »

Sometimes you do have to take sts from the next repeat to do a decrease, which is where markers can get in the way. Remove the marker, work the dec then place the marker back on the needle.
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014 09:03:38 AM »

thanks soozeq, I was afraid to try then have to frogg it all out again.

I'm making this with Suri alpaca in the blue blood red color. The beads are amethyst with copper lining. It is stunning!

http://www.thealpacayarnco.com/suriElegance.shtml

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