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Help with reading pattern please!

Posted by: laura123 (IP Logged)
Date: June 06, 2009 07:21PM

Hi there,

I'm new to this forum and council and require some clarification with a pattern. It reads "increase 1 st each end of needle on 5th and every following 8th row." Does this mean increase on every 5th row AND 8th row starting with row 5? Or after row 5, every 8th row, meaning row 13, 21, 29, etc...? Please help! Thank you!

Laura

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Posted by: Sally J (IP Logged)
Date: June 06, 2009 07:54PM

It means, I am sure, the second interpretation: increase on 5th row, then every eight rows after that (13, 21, 29, etc.). Enjoy your project!

Posted by: laura123 (IP Logged)
Date: June 07, 2009 03:27PM

Thank you so much! It's a very simple pattern, but I didn't know what to do!

Been knitting 10 years now and am stumped by a chart for pair of mitts I'm making. In the chart I'm following for the 4th round, a grey square indicates a "no stitch". I have never come across such a stitch anywhere and am asking anyone out there who knows what this is. Any experienced knitters who can give me a clue as to what to do for a no stitch? I started with 72 stitches and am supposed to end up with 56 stitches after this round. If the chart wants to decrease stitches, why then doesn't this say so. There must be a difference between " a decrease" and "no stitch". Thanks

Because charting is visual, there will be occasions when there is a space marked "no stitch." Just ignore that square -- there is no longer a stitch for that square but in order to make the chart work out visually, a square had to remain. Think about it as similar to those multi-page documents where you will have blank pages marked "this page blank" or "this page deliberately left blank."