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« on: November 22, 2010 09:38:12 PM »

I want to make the poncho located here:  http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=1393&cps=21191 as yule gifts for my nieces, however I'm confused by the directions.   What is the difference between a space and a miss?

Specifically as it's written here:

In the first row it says, "Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch."
In the second row it says, "Miss next sc. Rep from * to last ch-1 sp and sc."

 Huh

Miss and space?    I thought they were the same thing, but after attempting it using my theory I've ended up with a piece that is decidedly wider at one end than the other.   (Though that could just be my inexperience shining through too, since I've only successfully mastered single crochet scarves and blankets, but I thought this would be doable since it's supposed to be easy).

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010 03:06:33 AM »

I think they mean to skip those things.  As in, don't work into the first stitch, or don't work into the first space as you normally might.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010 09:13:06 AM »

Wow, I must be even greener than I thought, because that makes absolutely no sense to me.   Undecided

Thanks for trying to explain it though. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010 09:35:24 AM »

Let's see if I can explain it better then ^_^

You start with a chain.  The first row is worked into this chain.

The pattern says to do a sc in the 2nd chain from the hook (I'm assuming you understand this part since you didn't ask about it).

Next, it says "Ch1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch" 

Start by chaining 1.  Then what you do is, look at your base chain. See the chain stitch immediately to the left of the sc you just made?  Skip that one.  In other words, don't work into it.  Just pretend it isn't there.  Now look at the next chain (to the left of the chain you're ignoring), that's the one you should do the next sc in.


What you will end up with is a series of alternating stitches and spaces (the spaces are created by the missed chain in the base chain, and the ch1)

If this still doesn't make sense, please let me know.  When I get home from work today I'll take some pictures and see if that helps. ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010 09:58:05 AM »

Okie dokie, I definitely understand what you've explained here.   That sounds fairly close to what I was attempting last night, so that's fairly straightforward.

Where does the space come in though?  Is that something different than the miss, or just another word for the exact same thing?   Or is the space just telling you that there is going to be a space there and not that you're going to do anything with it?

Thank you so much for breaking this down for me, I very much appreciate it.   :}
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010 10:12:25 AM »

The space refers to the hole you made by missing stitches in the first row.

Basically, for row 2, do your first sc into the first sc (after you've ch1 and turned), then do your next one, not in a stitch, but around the ch to the left of that first sc.  That's working into a space.

From then on, you're doing ch1, sc into the next space, ch1, sc into the next space, etc, etc.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010 09:50:55 AM »

Awesome, that makes perfect sense.   Thank you so much!
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