Question about pattern lingo

Posted by: kraezer (IP Logged)
Date: September 26, 2009 09:24AM

[www.knitty.com]

The section that says

Increase Row 1 [RS]: K1, M1R, [k to 1 st before marker, yo, k2, yo] 4 times, k to last st, M1L, k1. 10 sts increased.
P 1 row.

When do you do the 10 sts increased? I can identify two increases the M1R and the M1L, but don't understand where these 10 come from.

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Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: September 26, 2009 09:27AM

If I am reading this pattern line correctly, the ten increases come from the yo (yarn over) sts. YO's are often used to increase the number of sts in a row, as well as to create a pattern. Hope this helps.

Happy Knitting! Marian

Posted by: kraezer (IP Logged)
Date: September 26, 2009 10:11AM

awesome thanks, it seemed to me that these increased the stitches but as a relatively new knitter, i was confused, thanks thanks thanks

Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: September 26, 2009 07:33PM

Increase Row 1 [RS]: K1, M1R, [k to 1 st before marker, yo, k2, yo] 4 times, k to last st, M1L, k1. 10 sts increased.

To write this out fully:
K1, make 1 R (this is an increase),
k to 1 st before marker, yo (this is an increase), k2, yo (this an increase) [1st time of 4],
k to 1 st before marker, yo (this is an increase), k2, yo (this an increase) [2nd time of 4],
k to 1 st before marker, yo (this is an increase), k2, yo (this an increase) [3rd time of 4],
k to 1 st before marker, yo (this is an increase), k2, yo (this an increase) [4th time of 4],
k to last st, make 1 L (this is an increase), k1.
This gives a total of 10 sts increased.