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Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: February 20, 2009 12:07PM

As MH says, there is usually a list of abbreviations (sometimes only abbreviations specific to the pattern you are using) at the very beginning of the directions or the very end of the directions or at the beginning or end of the pamphlet or leaflet that you are using.

Clusters vary so widely that any cluster directions should be at the beginning of the instructions for a specific pattern, usually right after the list of materials and the gauge, immediately before the instructions for the first round.

Sometimes clusters are even called by different names. I saw one recently that called them "reverse shells" although they were nothing but treble clusters.

If you haven't done clusters before, they are groups of stitches (for example dcs) that are partially worked at the base and then connected at the top. Instructions for a cluster of three dcs would tell you to only work the first half of three dcs then yo and pull through all of the loops which remain on your hook (these loops are the result of wrapping the yarn around to form the dc, but not working it off three times in succession). The difference between a beginning cluster and other clusters is that the first stitch is replaced by a chain, so that when you come to pulling that last yo through all of the loops remaining on your hook there is one less loop to pull through.

I looked to see if you were referencing a pattern at this site, but it doesn't seem to be so. Is the pattern you are using on a website or is it in a book. If we can view it, we might be able to identify the special instructions. Or we might be able to make suggestions if it lacks them.



Subject Written By Posted
  Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions kamorris847 02/20/2009 10:53AM
  Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions Mother Hen 02/20/2009 11:26AM
  Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions Alex 02/20/2009 12:07PM
  Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions kamorris847 02/20/2009 02:08PM
  Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions Mother Hen 02/20/2009 07:50PM
  Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions kamorris847 02/20/2009 11:12PM
  Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions Alex 02/21/2009 12:31PM
  Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions kamorris847 02/21/2009 02:24PM
  Re: Stuck - can't understand pattern instructions Alex 02/21/2009 10:10PM


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