Knitting Instructions puzzle

puzzlefanJanuary 29, 2009

I read through most patterns before starting. I have one that makes knitted diamonds. The instructions are to cast on in multiples of 8. So far no problem The first row is pretty straight forward. P1 K7 and we are still using the multiples of 8 However for the next seven rows, none of the pattern stitches per row add up to 8. For example, one row reads K1* P2, K5, repeat from * to the end of the row. That doesn't seem logical as you would end up with odd ends. Am I correct in thinking I can ignore the *, keeping everything in multiples of 8?

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jjknitter

You wrote: K1* P2, K5, repeat from
I think they should have said ending with Knit 1 stitch.
Your count would be 8.
Hope this helps and good luck.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2009 at 10:02PM
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socks

I wonder if it should have been K1*, P2, K5 and then ending each row with a K1. I think that works out. At least it did when I was making little marks on a piece of paper!

Where'd you get the pattern? Sometimes you can check for pattern corrections on the internet or with whoever made the pattern.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2009 at 10:05AM
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puzzlefan

Adding the K1 might work for that particular row but other rows have different combinations which also only add up to 7 stitches. I found the "pattern" in a book on knitting stitches, patterns. This one was for a diamond design which was supposed to be the same front and back. Since I planned to cast on 160 stitches for an afghan, I didn't want to get started and then find out it wouldn't work.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2009 at 12:12PM
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socks

I don't blame you for not wanting to do a 160 stitch trial! LOL!

I'm sorry I don't have any other suggestion for you.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2009 at 10:18PM
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