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« on: April 22, 2010 01:47:52 PM »

It seems like most people are having trouble with the fingers, which I think I can actually manage if I ever get to them! I'm on row 3 of the body- the first peice covered in the instructions, and I've frogged 4 times already! Gah!!! Help? *whimpers*

Instructions are: 1) Cast on 12, knit the next two rows in stocking. 2) First inc. row: K1, (inc 1) three times, K3, (inc 1) three times, K2. You should now have 18 sts.

To really break it down, so far I have: cast on 12. Knit one row, Purl one row (together they make my 'stocking'). THEN, I knit one, (K1 front and back to increase) three times.... and suddenly I dont have enough stitches left to K3 (inc1) three more times?!?  Huh What's going on?

I'm about to lobotomize myself with my size 6's. Any suggestions or explanations you can offer are welcome. Oh, so very very welcome!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010 05:08:59 PM »

It looks like they want you to use kfb for the inc, let's break it down --

K1 = 1 st
(inc 1) three times = 6 sts
K3 = 3 sts
(inc 1) three times = 6 sts
K2.  = 2

That looks like 18 sts to me. You don't also k1 3 times, that's just to begin the row, same with k3, it's just done once to separate the inc sts. Only repeat what's in ().
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010 05:28:18 PM »

Oh my goodness- I think you just saved my life! And my sanity.  Smiley

It looks so simple how you've explained it- I'm still fairly new to this so I still have trouble reading patterns sometimes. Thank you so much!!
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