Friday, March 23, 2007

I know this makes me sound so newbie, but I am so confused.

I've never knit a sweater before, so maybe this is easy and I just don't understand it. I just finished the four repeats of the twisted rib pattern, and now I'm here:

First Decrease Row [RS]: K2, p2tog, p1, [k3, p1, k3, p2tog, p1] to last 2 sts, k2. 96[105, 114, 132, 150, 168, 177] sts.

Work 11 rows in patt as set.

Second Decrease Row: K2, p2tog, [k3, p1, k3, p2tog] to last 2 sts, k2.

85[93, 101, 117, 133, 149, 157] sts.

Work 11 rows in patt as set.

Next Row: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.

Work 5 rows in stockinette st.

Repeat these 6 rows 6[7, 9, 7, 5, 4, 5] times more. 99[109, 121, 133, 145, 159, 169] sts.

Cont in stockinette st until work measures 14.5[14.25, 14.25, 14.5, 14.25, 14.75, 14.75] inches, ending with a WS row.

Okay. I don't understand what to do. Do I do the first decrease row then the second decrease row? What does " Work 11 rows in patt as set" mean? What pattern?

Thanks in advance for your time.


Blogger Jo028 said...

I had this exact question yesterday!! You're still working the twisted rib pattern, but the stitches are getting closer together, see the note in the pattern about the sts decreasing on rs/ws rows. So, your 11 pattern rows 'as set' is another 2 sets of twisted rib, then another decrease row & so on. Hope that makes sense, you're at the same stage as me!

4:39 AM  
Blogger Malia said...

So you knit the four repetitions of six rows of the twisted rib, like it says in the pattern. 24 rows knit. Then on the first row of the next repetition of the twisted rib pattern, you decrease everywhere there are 3 purls down to 2 purls. After that decrease row, you finish the last 5 rows of the twisted rib pattern (but now instead of p3, you will have p2 on the right side). Then do one more repetition of the twisted rib pattern, without any more decreases. But keep your p2 the way you've got them set. Does that make sense??

10:46 AM  

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