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« on: February 22, 2006 10:13:59 PM »

I want to make Razor's Edge from the Stitch and Bitch Nation book (pg 86).

I took a look at the lace pattern in the book- it didn't look right, but since I've never done lace before I thought "I'll try it on cheap yarn and figure it out". Didn't work. So I got on www.bust.com and looked up corrections. No dice. How do you get 10 sts end up as 75? Even with the extra three (k2 at beginning of each row, k1 at the end), that's only 73.

Here is the "corrected" pattern for reference:
CO 75 sts.
Garter st 4 rows.
Work in lace pattern:
RS: K2 * yo k2 sl1 k2tog psso k2 yo k1* k1

Maybe I'm counting wrong because I've never done lace and I don't know what I'm doing... but it seems a little messed up to me. Should I cast on 73 sts instead? Help!
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006 10:20:50 PM »

Okay, I'm tired so my math may be wrong, but here goes:
*yo = 1 stitch, k2 = 2 stitches, sl1 k2tog psso = 1 stitch, k2 = 2 stitches, yo=1 stitch, k1= 1 stitch*
if you add all of those stitches, you get 8 stitches per lace pattern. multiple 8 x 9 = 72. So you have 9 repeats, plus knit 2 on one and knit 1 on the other. That gives you a total of 75. That's the number the pattern tells you to cast on as well, so the instruction appear to be correct.

You're decreasing two stitches with the sl1 k2tog psso but adding two with the yos. So everything equalizes. Make sense?
« Last Edit: February 22, 2006 10:23:39 PM by TheBon » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006 03:32:50 PM »

Thanks TheBon, I ended up going to a yarn shop and asking the girl there- I didn't realize that the YO is just the wrapping part- I thought it included one staitch- because all the directions say "then knit the stitch". But I got it. I actually just finished the whole today (even the fringe!)
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