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Hayzeus
« on: June 18, 2012 03:45:39 PM »

Hi guys! I've been lurking Craftster for awhile and I finally taught myself how to knit! I've been trying out this pattern

http://mochimochiland.com/2010/06/free-pattern-baby-gators/

And I have a few questions:

1. What does  "Rnd 8: [Kfb, k1] 3 times (9 sts). Place marker." mean? Since there are 18 stitches divided across 3 needles, do I just do that for one needle and knit stitch the rest?

2. How do I get little tail as shown in the link? When I tried making this pattern, I ended up with an open cone... Am I supposed to sew that end shut? I'm so confused!!

Thank you for helping me out, I really appreciate it!
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012 06:23:56 PM »

You don't start with 18 sts, there should only be 6 sts cast on and put on 3 needles - 2 for each one. After this round you'll have 9 sts.
If you have the right number of sts, the tail will be closed.
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Hayzeus
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012 08:11:20 PM »

Ahh, I didn't see that at all! Thank you so much   Cheesy I'm kinda embarrassed that I missed something like that...
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soozeq
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012 08:49:06 PM »

We all overlook something in patterns sometimes, no matter how long we've been knitting, so don't feel that bad.
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