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« on: April 14, 2004 10:05:21 AM »

I started the Honeymoon Cami from Knitty.com and I'm at the point where I need to do a "left raised increase."  The directions are possibly the most obscure thing I have ever seen in my life.  I found something similar (I think) to the stitch that I'm going to try, but does anyone know what the author's talking about???
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2004 10:33:56 AM »

I can't help you with that (sorry...) but you could always ask on Knitty's message board at http://pub124.ezboard.com/bknittymagazine There's a forum just for questions about Knitty patterns, so someone should be able to help.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2004 12:29:01 PM »

Thanks...I don't know how I didn't think of asking the source.  Stupid me.  I'm going to try what I think may work and if it doesn't...I'll take your advice.  Thanks
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2004 12:32:54 PM »

Socknitters has directions and pictures:

http://www.socknitters.com/toe-up/prelimassign.htm - but now reading the designer's directions, she's doing something completely different.  

Her directions (for those who haven't seen them on the knitty site yet) read:

LRI: make a left raised increase by knitting the stitch above the one that you will use to increase. Insert the tip of the left needle under the second purl nub below the stitch that you just knitted and pull up onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch created by the purl nub from the farside (if you knit it from the nearside it will twist and look wrong).

So, Here's what I'm thinking she means, although her terminology is indeed as clear as mud.

Step 1:  Knit the next stitch on your needle as usual.  This will be called Stitch A.

Step 2: Use your left needle to pick up the second purl loop below Stitch A.  Since Stitch A is knitted, this essentially means pick up the second stitch below the one you just knit.  If we call the stitch that Stitch A is coming out of Stitch B, then you want to pick up the stitch that Stitch B is coming out of.  We can call this stitch C.
I have a picture, but I don't know how to add them (I don't have a website).  

Step 3:  Hold Stitch C on your left hand needle and Knit Stitch C through the back loop.

hm.  clear as mud again huh?  i'll search and try to find how to upload a picture.

You could also try asking the author of the pattern - her blog is at mindofwinter.prettyposies.com
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