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« on: January 19, 2013 10:00:26 AM »


A good friend has just had a little girl and I feel compelled to knit something adorable and tiny.  I have only ever knitted in straight lines before  but convinced myself I could try something a little harder armed with my stitch and bitch handbook and some youtube tutorials.  Went out and bought the Rowan Baby Knit Kit baby cardigan which is super cute and seems to only use basic stitches, you know knit two togeter, basic increases....

Anyway it is written in such a silly way that makes it impossible to follow, so I have to write it out again row by row.  Here is a excerpt for you...
"Inc 1 st at beg of next row and at same edge on foll 8 rows, then on 2 foll 3rd rows and at same time shaping side seam by inc 1 st at bed of 4th and foll 6th row."

Am I just being slow, are all knitting patterns written like this?

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013 03:03:26 PM »

That's how all sweater patterns read.  Don't give up, it'll come to you in time!

« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013 08:25:22 PM »

Those "at the same time" instructions can sometimes be tricky and annoying.  I give you some congrats that you saw that before you knitting up most of it and then had to rip back! Congrats!!

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013 10:36:39 AM »

Not all are as frustratingly complicated as that one, but they are similar.  I often have to rip things out and redo them do to the "at the same time" instructions that I have missed.

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