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Topic: Candle Flames Cloth Help!!!!  (Read 307 times)
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aividal
« on: April 18, 2012 06:05:45 PM »

Hi Guys!

I am having a crazy time trying to knit this dishcloth. It is a beautiful pattern.
 
Here is the ravelry link:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/candle-flames-cloth

-Does the stitch count vary each row?

-When I get to the end of row 4, I have 2 left over stitches. What's up with that? Smiley

I'm a self-taught knitter and I'm trying to expand my knowledge, so please be gentle Friends.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012 07:33:20 AM »

Yes the count changes every row. You can see in the odd rows from 1 to 7 that in the repeated stitches, there's 2 YOs but only one dec so you gain an extra stitch with each repeat. But in the rows from 9 and 11, there's 2 decs so that eats up the extra stitch. The same thing happend in the next 12 rows - it's the same stitch repeat, just jogged over half a motif.

It's supposed to end with 2 edge sts, but maybe you mean 2 more extra in addition to those....? On row 4, check the sts on row 3 that you didn't put in too many YOs or forgot a dec or two. It may help to learn to read your sts. On the RS rows there's 2 purls separating the knit stitch flames, so on the WS rows those 2 sts will be knit and the rest of the sts purled.
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aividal
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012 03:21:47 PM »

Thanks for your help!  Smiley

If I count up the sts for row 3 it adds up to 48 sts

When I get to row 4 though, it only adds up to 46 sts no matter which way I cut the math. When I end with the 2 edge sts, I'm left with 2 extra sts at the end.  Huh

I'm having the time of my life trying to read this chart and the written directions. I figured combining both would help. I am not giving up!
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aividal
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012 03:54:17 PM »

I found the problem!

In the written pattern on row 4 it says sl1, k1, (.....)

It should be sl1, k3. I end up with 48 sts then!

Thanks for your help again. Sometimes it takes someone else pointing things out for you to see the elephant in the room! Maybe I should contact the designer....

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soozeq
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012 06:46:19 PM »

Good for you for not giving up and figuring it out yourself! That's the way to become a good knitter.
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