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Re: Help! Inc k wise
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: January 09, 2009 01:25PM

Well, you're using a medium yarn, a medium pair of needles and 48 stitches should come out to about the circumference of smallish bottle. The reason for the 24-stitch beginning is probably to have a little lip on the bottom. Although if it's being stuffed I suppose you'll have to put a piece of cardboard or something in the bottom so that the stuffing doesn't poke out.

KT's comment about it's being non-standard knitspeak is really on-target. The directions are badly constructed in other areas as well. No yardage or at least weight, no gauge. Typical web pattern "knitter beware!" stuff.

Otherwise it seems easy enough to knit. Once you double your stitches you just knit even for the called-for number of rows, then do a little shaping, change colors, do a little more shaping, finish off and sew it up.

"Knitwise" in standard directions means that you insert your right needle as if to knit. In this case it is misused, but the designer is trying to distinguish between making a knitted increase and a yarn-over increase as KT suggests. If you do yarn-over increases you'll end up with hoes in the work. Knitting into the front and back would be perfectly fine in this situation as JJK says.

Probably your tension is too loose. Try smaller needles. I'm afraid you'll have to experiment.

Subject Written By Posted
  Help! Inc k wise clover04750 01/08/2009 01:09PM
  Re: Help! Inc k wise JJKnitter 01/08/2009 02:27PM
  Re: Help! Inc k wise clover04750 01/08/2009 11:50PM
  Re: Help! Inc k wise KT 01/08/2009 04:26PM
  Re: Help! Inc k wise Alex 01/09/2009 01:25PM
  Re: A Better Pop Bottle Pattern clover04750 01/13/2009 12:27AM

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