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Re: ?? Written patterns
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: November 06, 2008 04:21PM

Some patterns specifically call for using a marker into the stitch to help mark a particular side of the work, and also because there may be a double increase or decrease at that point which for many knitters does not lend itself well to a stitch marker that is on the needle. With the following instruction calling for a M1 on either side of the knit stitch, using a marker on the needle will require not only sliding the marker but also shifting it's location by taking it off the needle, working a stitch and then putting it back on the needle.

For double increases I personally just do my increase on the other side of the row marker but for double decreases, I definitely need to take the marker off the needle, do my decreasing and then put it back on. Some people find this confusing and prefer to see the stitch marked with a marker in the stitch -- but then the instructions should tell you to add another stitch marker or move the previous one up so that you don't lose the location as you work up rows.

For double decreases I actually try to read my knitting instead of using markers but for double increases, I find markers more helpful because I find it more difficult to read my increases.

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  ?? Written patterns knittingmom 11/06/2008 11:06AM
  Re: ?? Written patterns jeanette 11/06/2008 11:46AM
  Re: ?? Written patterns ami 11/06/2008 02:31PM
  Re: ?? Written patterns knittingmom 11/06/2008 02:34PM
  Re: ?? Written patterns KT 11/06/2008 04:21PM

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