Making a 16 stitch knitting pattern symmetrical over 71 stitches


I have a 16-stitch pattern that begins with 3 knit stitches, then 1 special stitch, 7 knit stitches, 1 special stitch, 4 knit stitches. I need to make the 16 stitch pattern symmetrical within 71 stitches. If I do 4 sets of 16 I still have 7 stitches to do which would end in the middle of the pattern. This pattern is done for 8 rows then the pattern starts with the 7 knit stitches for another 8 rows. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Pattie

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Making a 16 stitch knitting pattern symmetrical over 71 stitches
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Pattie,

Thank you for asking. My favorite way of solving this type of issue is to turn those extra stitches into borders. In this case, I would place 3 knit stitches at the beginning of each row, and then 4 sts at the end of each row. Place a marker after the 3rd stitch and another one before the last 4 sts. Then you can just work a 16-stitch pattern over the 64 sts in the center. I hope you like this idea.

Happy Knitting!
Ratcha

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