Guess who needs help with a pattern. AGAIN %@#$^@$

knit_knot_eat's picture

The pattern calls for casting on in the middle of the work. So there are already 40 or stitches on the needle and the pattern for the row says "Cast on 12, knit to the end of the row".

I think I know how to do this, I just want to be sure. So my 40 stitches are on the left needle. I knit the first stitch, and slip it back from the right needle to the left needle and now knit that one. Do that 12 times.
Then just knit the row 40+12 stitches.

Is that it?

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Sounds like you worked it

Sounds like you worked it out. Sometimes I think the people who write up patterns (present company excluded) must take courses in "advanced gibberish" and "deliberate disorder". --- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

Nothing is more humbling

Nothing is more humbling then trying to express on paper how you did something, and discovering you apparently do not speak the same language as the people you are trying to explain things to.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You are right, MMario. Am

You are right, MMario. Am now(over a week later) trying to write out the basic pattern I use for easy socks and finding it much harder than expected. I may have spoke in error about gibberish and such. After all, there are other steps involved in putting a pattern into the hands of a knitter...maybe it is a case of a proofreader error or some such thing. Especially since there is no worldwide set of directives, symbols, and/or abbreviations to simplify things. Let alone antique patterns to decipher! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

On the other hand - I

On the other hand - I seriously believe that there are SOME pattern creators out there who *DO* try to make things as difficult as possible for the end user.

mrossnyc's picture

I may be mis-reading your

I may be mis-reading your description of casting on the additional stitches, but it sounds like you'll be adding additional stitches similar to a chain of crochet stitches by knitting one stitch then slipping it back to the left needle and knitting the first stitch again.

While this would add 12 stitches, they wouldn't actually be knit until you came back to that end of the work on the next row and picked up loops through those 'cast on' stitches. The problem with this is that you will have uneven rows (the 40 stitches will have been worked one additional time at the end of the 2nd row).

If the stitches have to be cast on at the beginning of a row, I would suggest doing a cabled cast-on. Click this link:
Videos on Knittinghelp.com

to see variations on casting on. The cabled cast-on videos are about half-way down the page.

knit_knot_eat's picture

That is what I was

That is what I was describing. Or so I thought I was.

albert's picture

Ditto. By the way, there's

Ditto. By the way, there's only one @ in %@#$^$.

crmartin's picture

Albert, you make me smile

Albert, you make me smile everyday you post!

Randy

ronhuber's picture

Me too!!

Me too!!

MMario's picture

you got it!

you got it!