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buki
« on: July 17, 2005 07:34:00 PM »

i couldn't help myself and bought the yarn for this. :x so now i have about 2 projects going on, both from rowan 37. i was wondering if anyone else is working on this because i'm having some major problems with it. my main question is, is the stitch count supposed to change? because by the time i hit the third row, i ended up with 81 stitches. and yes, i've checked my stitches to see if i did anything wrong and it seems i haven't. =/
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lsm
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2005 05:40:51 AM »

I'm on the second front side.  It's a fast project, once you get the hang of the lace pattern. 

When you work the lace pattern, you must pair every yarn over with a k2t/ssk or p2t/p2b, otherwise you'll end up w/extra stitches.  If you can't do a pair, just knit through.  This means that you will need to do some advance planning when beginning a motif.  Will you be able to carry it through to the end on all four rows?  If not, just skip the motif and knit through.  Otherwise, you'll end up with occassional odd holes at the edges where you were only able to do one or two rows of the motif.

It also helps to chart this on Excel.  The increases/decreases for the sides can get very confusing.

Some knitters call this one Hellspeth.  Google around, you'll find rants about this pattern.
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buki
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005 01:10:30 PM »

i still don't quite understand what you mean. i understand the pair every yarn over with k2t/ssk or p2t/p2b though and i also know how to align them. i think where the lace pattern meets the edges is where i'm having problems. i was wondering if you did make a chart, if you'd like to show it to me (cuz i don't understand what you mean by charting it. would i have to copy the chart directly as it's shown in the book?). i would probably understand it better visually.
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lsm
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005 05:57:27 AM »

I just rechecked the instructions.  If you're on row 3, there are no unpaired yo's.  So, if you're certain that you didn't accidentally add a stitch somewhere in the knitting, then the cast on row had an extra stitch.   Was it a long tail cast-on?  It's very easy to forget to count that starting twist onto the needle (speaking from aggravated experience).

Drop me a note w/your e-mail address, I'll send you what I have so far on Excel for this project.
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lsm
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005 08:44:47 AM »

Chart sent.  Let me know if you haven't received it.
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buki
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2005 12:45:24 PM »

i just got your e-mail. thanks a bunch Smiley
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