HELP!!!

knittingchemist's picture

So I am celebrating my first week of summer vacation plaing catch up on some of the knitting I have cast aside to write finals, prep students, grade finals, write progress reports, and end the school year. I am knitting this Irish sampler scarf that has a lot of tricky techniques in it that I have never used in my 18 months of knitting. (Yes, I am still pretty new to the craft).

Here is my dilemma/question:

One of the patterns has me k1,p1,k1,p1,k1 all into one stitch. I have done this before and this has created four extra stitches that I have passed over to create a bobble of sorts. This particular pattern has no mention of passing the extra stitches over. Is there a way to do the multiple stitches into one without increasing the total number of stitches on the needle? or should I just assume that I am to pass them over?

HELP!!

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knittingchemist's picture

Thanks for the hints, guys

Thanks for the hints, guys (and gal!). Here are the lines from the pattern so you can see if I am missing something.

Row 1: K2, purl all until 2 stitches left, K2

Row 2: Knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you.

Row 3: K2, *P5, (K1,P1,K1,P1,K1) all in the next st, P4, repeat from*, end with K2

Row 4: Knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you.

Way down in the pattern (row 15) I just noticed some slipped stitches. Could this be my decrease?

Row 15: K2, *P5, [slip the next 3 st knitwise one at a time with yarn at the back, drop yarn then *pass the 2nd stitch on the right hand needle over the first center st: slip the center st back to the left hand needle and pass the next st on the left needle over it,* slip the center st back to the right hand needle and repeat from * to * one time, P the center st], P4, repeat from * end with K2

As I am writing this I am thinking that this is my decrease, or at least a big decrease, to match the increase Row 3 would make. Confirmation?!

BuduR's picture

it looks to me like it's

it looks to me like it's going to create a larger not so puffed up bauble, I've seen patterns before that do this, but wow 12 rows seems like alot to me, But yeah I would assume this is your decrease row.
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MMario's picture

I'd agree - your decrease

I'd agree - your decrease seems to be pretty widely sperated from your increase, but hey, it does happen.

MMario

That's how I would read it

That's how I would read it too.

BuduR's picture

without knowing what's to be

without knowing what's to be done on the next row it's hard to say. you could be knitting all these extra stitches together to make the bauble.

hahaha now I see I'm just repeating what the others said. :p

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rc_in_sd's picture

I recently finished a scarf

I recently finished a scarf where a k1-p1-k1 into one stitch was turned into a bauble by purling the three together on a subsequent row. But I agree with HuskerChub - you don't want to make assumptions, and there's a wealth of experience on this site. Good luck! And happy summer ;-)

leon's picture

Sounds like it will be

Sounds like it will be amazing when you are finished.
Good luck.

Leon

HuskerChub's picture

I would not assume that it

I would not assume that it is to be passed over as there maybe something done on a subsequent row. Maybe if you could post the lines of the pattern where this happens plus the next 2-4 rows someone will see something that you are missing. So much depends on who wrote the pattern also. There are so many talented knitters out there that have NO clue how to write a pattern that can be followed. Having written/rewritten/edited patterns for one of the major knitting publications I've seen it all ;).

MMario's picture

There are so many talented

There are so many talented knitters out there that have NO clue how to write a pattern that can be followed.

Your rang?

*grin* But i'm learning....slowly.....