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Re: "Trying" to knit a sweater... ya
Posted by: Oldtimer (IP Logged)
Date: July 25, 2009 02:11PM

Dear Twister Maiden,
73 does indeed refer to the number of stitches left after the change made in the previous row or rows. Here it would refer to after the decreases.

Parentheses can contain stitch, row, or length measurement differences for different sizes. This pattern covers four sizes. 0 (0-1-1) tells you that for the two small sizes you do not work a row even,(without increases or decreases) but for the two larger sizes you work one such row.

Keep asking a few questions at a time, and soon you will confidently read any pattern.

Good luck,

Subject Written By Posted
  "Trying" to knit a sweater... ya Twister_maiden 07/25/2009 12:43PM
  Re: "Trying" to knit a sweater... ya JJKnitter 07/25/2009 02:03PM
  Re: "Trying" to knit a sweater... ya Twister_maiden 07/26/2009 09:57AM
  Re: "Trying" to knit a sweater... ya JJKnitter 07/26/2009 01:38PM
  Re: "Trying" to knit a sweater... ya Oldtimer 07/25/2009 02:11PM

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