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« on: March 13, 2005 03:18:14 PM »

http://members.shaw.ca/siviaharding/leaf.html <--The pattern in question.

Somehow, I can't get this to work.  The pattern calls to cast on 47 stitches, which I did.  But once I come to the leaf pattern itself (as opposed to the 7 starting edging rows) I find myself lacking stitches.

On the second row of the pattern, I'm left with one stitch left, when I have "ssk, k1" left in the pattern.  On the fourth row, I have two stitches left instead of three.

Do you think think that the Row 7 instructions apply to the leaf pattern itself?  (All right side rows, it says to slip one stitch purlwise, knit 2, work the pattern across, and then knit 3.)  I'm sort of perplexed by these directions.

Anyone wiser and more experienced in reading patterns care to assist me?

Much thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2005 08:49:11 PM »

Ok, there are 2 little problems here.
1) yes, the Row 7 (and 6) instructions do apply to the leaf lace pattern itself.  You're maintaining a garter stitch border with a chain selvedge on one side (that slipped stitch at the beginning of row 7 - it seems really odd to me that you only slip the first stitch of the RS rows.  Here's the extra odd part - row 6 is all the *odd* numbered rows of the lace patttern and row 7 is all the *even* numbered rows!
2)see the non-shaded column of boxes on the right side of the lace chart - that means that it is an 8 stitch repeat +1 stitch at the very (end of WS rows/beginning of RS rows)

So, you do 5 rows of garter stitch.
Then (WS) k3, work lace pattern (which is all purl) to last 3 sts, k3
Then (RS)sl1, k2, work lace pattern (k1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo,ssk,k1, rep from*) to last 3 sts, k3
etc.

There should be 5 repetitions of the lace pattern (which you can kina see in the pic) 3border +1 +8*5 + 3 border = 47.


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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005 05:50:56 PM »

Thank you, thank you!

I tinkered around with the pattern last night, and almost had it figured out.  I truly think the majority of my problems knitting stem from confusing pattern instructions.

A question, if I may: what would be the purpose of a chain selvedge on one side of the pattern?
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005 06:10:25 PM »

A question, if I may: what would be the purpose of a chain selvedge on one side of the pattern?

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beats me.  I think it's probably an error.  I'd either slip the first stitch of EVERY row, or knit the first stitch of EVERY row.
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