Monday, January 10, 2005

M1 in Pattern?

Okay, I give up on trying to figure this out on my own. How in the world do you increase the eight stitches evenly "in pattern" across the sleeves? The way I figure it, I'm going to end up with extra purls or knits, which will change the ribbing pattern.

I don't know what I would do without you guys. :)


Blogger goodkarma said...

Hi Katydid,

I was wondering this myself until I started doing it, then it started making sense.

I used the knit in the front and back loop method for increases. After a while, there would be three kkk in a row, then after a while, there would be four kkkk in a row, then finally, five kkkkk in a row. Just change that middle K into a P: kkpkk.

And from there, if you keep doing this, your increases will "bloom" out of the ribbing.

Make sense? Like I said, it made more sense to me as I was going than it did when I first started to think about it.

2:43 PM

Blogger Tawana said...

Hi katiedid,

I had that same question. Here was the answer I got:

"Princess Papaya said...

The increases will only fall on the right side rows--you increase, then work seven rows (completing a wrong side row and then on the 8th (or 10th or 12th) row, you increase)

remember not to count the first increase row you did as one of the 8 row repeats. I forgot and did and my sleeve was two stitches off when I went to start the cap shaping.

hope that helps!"

Like papaya said to me,

Hope that helps!!!

2:44 PM

Blogger katiedid said...

Both comments help tremendously! That kkkkk to kkpkk visual put it all together and without the warning i probably would have counted my first increase row in those 8 increases.

Thanks so much! I can't wait to get home from work and try it out!


2:50 PM

Blogger goodkarma said...

I did not count my first increase as one of the 8 increases! Hmm. I'm at work right now but I remember reading, "increase, then increase ___ times...". Is this wrong?

Fortunately, I'm still in the middle of my first sleeve, so it will be easy to back up a bit.

3:16 PM

Blogger Tawana said...

@ goodkarma:

That is exactly what it means You will end up with a total of 9, 11 or 12 increases. I always have to reread those parts to make sure I read it right. :)

3:31 PM

Blogger d-made said...

Oops - I've just made the edge become a wider knit. I didn't widen the k2, p2 pattern from the original width. I think it will look OK though, since I hadn't questioned myself on it.

5:20 PM

Blogger goodkarma said...

caramello, thanks for reassuring me... whew! I'm home now, glancing back over the instructions, and I see that I had the right idea after all.

cameras4toys, I don't think it will make too much of a difference that you have a flat stockinette section, since it is under the arms. Ribbing is so stretchy and forgiving that I'll bet your sleeves will still fit well.

7:03 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see the part about incorporating the M1 into the rib pattern and ended up with a panel of stockinette. The sleeves do fit, although a bit snug but I the cardi is done and seamed so I'm not going to bother to redo it.

7:35 AM


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