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AndreaKiss
« on: July 05, 2011 09:38:16 PM »

I'm currently trying to knit the Ginge Marmalade stuffie from the book The Knitted Odd-Bod Bunch.  This is the most advanced project i've ever knit.  I'm having trouble understanding the pattern, and have read that it is ok to post an excerpt.  I understand the instructions for the first 3 rows, but i'm stumped with the instructions for the 4th and 5th rows.  Can someone help me, please?!?

"Row 4: Using B, purl.  The last 4 rows form the st st stripe pattern, repeat throughout.  Strand the yarn not in use on the WS up the right hand edge.  Work shaping as follows:

Row 5: K1, M1R, K5, M1L, K1 (9 st)

starting with a P row, work 5 rows st st* cut yarn and put sts onto stitch holder.

Second and Third Legs- work as for 1st leg.

Fourth Leg work as for first lef from * to * leave stitches on needle and do not cut yarns.

Join Legs:  Keeping the stripe pattern correct:

Row 11: Knit across 9 sts of the fourth leg [cast on 2 st using the backward loop method, with RS facing, knit across 9 sts of the next leg on stitch holder] three times (42 sts)."

Ok, the first confusing thing to me is how i go from row 5 to 11.  I know what purl is, K1, M1R, etc. means.  Its the instructions i don't get.

Sorry if this is confusing or annoying.  I hate to ask for help here but i don't know anyone who knits who i can ask for help and i really want to knit this cat.  The pattern is on pages 14 and 15 of Donna Wilson's The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch if that helps. 

Thanks in advance for your help! Huh

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011 11:57:51 AM »

So...you'd do Row 5 like it says.

Then Rows 6 - 10 are "starting with a P row, work 5 rows st st*"

So 6-10 is just st st (Stockinette Stitch - starting with a purl row)

So...
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl

Did I help you at all?  Smiley
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AndreaKiss
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011 01:27:58 PM »

YES YOU HAVE!!!  You've made my day and saved my sanity, lol.  Thank you so so very much!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011 01:30:20 PM »

I do have one other question... the pattern is for a striped cat... the second color isn't joined in until the 3rd row.  After that there isn't another place in the pattern that specifies when to switch back to color A and then back to B again, so i'm assuming that i just switch colors every 3 rows.  Is that right?  Or is this one of those patterns where its up to me?
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011 06:36:25 PM »

I'm not familiar with the pattern..but i just looked it up on raverly.  It actually looks to me like they are switching colors every 2 rows...but really it wouldn't matter...however you want the stripes. 

If you're on raverly, another helpful thing to do is read at the helpful notes other people made about the pattern.  I've saved myself some trouble by doing that a few times.  Smiley 
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AndreaKiss
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011 07:46:33 PM »

Awesome!  Thank you for taking your time to do that and answering my question.   Grin  You're awesome!
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soozeq
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011 06:26:06 AM »

Row 4 says to use color B and that the stripe pattern is established with those 4 rows. So you keep switching colors according to how you did on those rows.
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AndreaKiss
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011 12:01:50 PM »

Thanks!  Smiley
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AndreaKiss
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011 12:27:31 PM »

I hate to annoy everyone with this, but i have no one else to turn to!  My only resources are this site, Ravelry, and  the knittinghelp forums.  Maybe one of these days i can return the favor...

I have another question:

Im still learning about reading these patterns on row 11 of ginge marmalade it says to:

Knit across 9 sts of the Fourth Leg, {cast on 2 sts using the backward loop method, with RS facing, knit across 9 sts of the next Leg on Stitch holder} three times. (42 sts)

{ are meant to be brackets, but for some reason regular brackets wont show up in my post.

Does this mean that i need to cast 2 stitches onto row 10, then knit across the 11 sts and then keep knitting across the other legs? Or knit across the 9 sts, cast on 2 more, then knit across the next legs 9 sts, cast on 2 more, and so on? After i understand this part i need to figure out how to knit all these pieces together. I didnt carry my yarn up the WS as the pattern suggested because it always ended up on the RS. Im just confused about all this. Im sorry to keep asking so many questions i hope i dont become the most annoying person on Ravelry!

Another general question: If a pattern states something, like Knit across 9 st of the Fourth Leg and then has something in brackets, do i assume that what is in brackets is what i do? Row 12 is the same.


***EDIT***  I think i got it!  So i knit across the 9 stitches, then do what is in brackets 3 times because i have 3 more legs to join, and i'll end up with 42 sts.  So K9 then what is in brackets 3 times, then move on to row 12, right? 
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AndreaKiss
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011 02:23:36 PM »

I GOT IT I GOT IT I GOT IT!   Sorry for being such a pain.
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