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With Darrel's permission

Hey kids....
with mod's permission, i started a myspace group for stitchers of all kinds!

http://groups.myspace.com/stitchnation

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*RAVELRY!*

*< /beg rant >

Alls I wanna do is SEE what's SOOOOOOOO GREAT ABOUT THE GODS OF RAVELRY!!!

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A Little OT, but

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HOW!?

How is it that I cast on carefully....count every stitch about 2 or 3 times, knit the first row PERFECTLY(!!) and on the 2nd row....nothing matches up?!

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Paton's Brioche Pattern...EASY PEASY

SCARF
Note: Work 2 rows on RS then 2 rows on WS.

With pair of double pointed needles and A, cast on 23 sts.

1st row: (RS). With MC, K2. (yf. Sl1wyif. yb. K3) 5 times. K1. Do not turn.

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deep in the heart of texas

So i'm here, in texas (fort worth/saginaw areas to be specific) on vacation. and since it was so last minute, no one was able to get any time off. so i'm stuck here with nothing to do.

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Anyone in the South Jersey, Philly areas??

Anyone in the South Jersey, Philly areas? Interested in getting together on a Thursday/Friday/Saturday night for a knit-out/stitch & bitch?

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ok...i might be a pain in the ass....but again so is this brioche pattern

i found a pattern i wanna use, but not the same color yarns. anyways. i'm getting screwed up somewhere. i always end up with one less stitch somehow. i've tried it 3 times and still screw up somewhere. So, i'm posting her abbreviations and the pattern, maybe ya'll can help me

i think i'm getting confused as to what she means by her yo's....lay yarn over top of right needle.
here's a comment from another questioner from her page:
"...You describe the following:

yo before a knit stitch - lay the yarn over the top of your right needle. Make the stitch from this position

yo before a purl stitch - lay the yarn over the top of your right needle and bring it between your needles to the front. Make the next stitch from this position.

I tried out the pattern and had a tough day. Are these standard YO's? How is this different than bringing the yarn btn the needles to switch position for knitting or purling? I'm not sure how you simply 'lay the yarn over the top of the needle' or where it goes.

I also can't figure out which direction you're winding for these funky YO's; is it clockwise for K, counterclockwise for P?..."

Abbreviations:

k1- knit one
yf - bring the yarn forward between your needles as IF you were going to purl
sl 1 - sip one as if to purl
yo before a knit stitch - lay the yarn over the top of your right needle. Make the stitch from this position
yo before a purl stitch - lay the yarn over the top of your right needle and bring it between your needles to the front. Make the next stitch from this position
k2tog - knit two together
p2tog - purl two together

Important tip: You always change yarn EVERY ROW

Pattern:

Using Silk Garden/Yarn #1 - LOOSELY cast on 15 stitches
DO NOT TURN WORK - Push the work to the right tip of your needle.
Using Mandalay/Yarn #2 - k1 *yf, sl 1, yo, k1*
TURN WORK

Row 1 Silk Garden/Yarn #1 - k1, p2tog *sl 1, yo p2tog* until 1 stitch remains, end k1
DO NOT TURN WORK - Push the work to the right tip of your needle
Row 2 Mandalay/Yarn #2 - k1 *yf, sl, yo k2tog* until 2 stitches remain, yf, sl 1, yo, k1
TURN WORK

Row 3 Silk Garden/Yarn #1 - k1, k2tog *yf, sl, yo k2tog* until 1 stitch remains, end k1
DO NOT TURN WORK - Push the work to the right tip of your needle
Row 4 Mandalay/Yarn #2 - k1 *yf, sl, yo p2tog* until 2 stitches remain, sl 1, yo, k1

Repeat rows 1-4 until desired length, ending with row 4
Using Silk Garden/Yarn #1 bind off as follows:
k1, *k1, pass the 1st stitch over the 2nd, k2tog, pass the 1st stitch over the 2nd.*

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P.S. I LEFT THE ORIGINAL YARN CHOICES SO AS TO NOT SCREW UP THE PATTERN

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dilemma

ok...i want to knit a scarf (vertically).....that's reversible, with 2 colors. but i want my colorways running vertically, not horizontally.

can i:
cast on w/ color a

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FINALLY FINISHED!!!

so...i finally finished this:

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