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confusing instructions - knit afghan
Posted by: elrodka (IP Logged)
Date: January 23, 2009 11:17PM

I’m working on a Coats & Clark patter Number J21.0002-3K –Rib & Garter Afghan – beginner level printed in the Crochet & Knit Cozy Comfy Home booklet currently in the stores. 1) The stitch K1B directions state, "Insert right needle from front to back into the stitch one row below the next stitch on left needle. Knit the stitch then slip the top stitch off the left needle without working it." Does this mean to push the stitch off the needle … (but do not slip it onto the right needle)?

2) I’m having trouble with instructions that mix the symbols * * and [ ] in the same line.

Row 6: K1, K1B, P1, K1B, K7 *K1B [ P1, K1B ] 4 TIMES; K7; REPEAT FROM * TO LAST 4 STS. K1B, P1, K1B,K1

My question is about the instructions between the two *'s. *K1B [ P1, K1B ] 4 TIMES; K7; REPEAT FROM *

Does this mean K1B, P1, K1B/ K1B, P1, K1B/ K1B, P1, K1B/ K1B, P1, K1B. Then K7 ? (A total of 20 stitches on the right needle, then K7)

If so, wouldn’t the instructions be written [ K1B, P1, K1B ] 4 times?

Or does * K1B [ P1, K1B ] 4 TIMES; K7; REPEAT FROM * mean: K1B, /P1, K1B,/ P1, K1B ,/P1,K1B,/ P1,K1B/ Then K7? (A total of 14 stitches on the right needle, then K7.)

3) The end of row 6 says … *To last 4 stitches. K1B, P1, K1B, K1. Is this a misprint? Should it read “to last 6 sts”? K1B requires 2 stitches. (Insert right needle from front to back into the stitch one row below the next stitch on left needle.) What do I do?

4) Row 7: [ K1, P1 ] twice, K7,* P1,[ K1, P1] 4 times, K7; rep from * to last 4 sts. [P1, K1] twice.
Regarding the instructions between the * * --

Does this mean P1, K1, P1/ P1, K1, P1/ P1, K1, P1, P1, K1, P1, K7 ? Or does it mean P1,/ then K1, P1/ K1, P1/K1, P1/ K1, P1/K7 and repeat this to the last 4 sts?

Thanks for your help!



Subject Written By Posted
  confusing instructions - knit afghan elrodka 01/23/2009 11:17PM
  Re: confusing instructions - knit afghan KT 01/24/2009 11:24AM
  Re: confusing instructions - knit afghan craftsman 01/25/2009 01:32PM
  Re: confusing instructions - knit afghan elrodka 01/31/2009 10:51AM


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