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Novice: not understanding pattern instructions

by Lydia
(Wilmington, NC)


I'm at the point of "k2tog" but don't understand how/where I'm supposed to "k1-44" if I'm at the edge of the piece. Here's the instruction for that section


Shape Armhole and Front Edge
Row 1 (right side): Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8,
8) sts, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—44
(48, 51, 55, 58, 62) sts.
Continue Shaping Front Edge.
Beginning with a wrong side (purl) row,
work in Stockinette stitch for 3 rows.
Decrease Row (right side): Knit to last 3
sts, k2tog, k1—43 (47, 50, 54, 57, 61) sts.
Repeat last 4 rows for 8 (10, 12, 14, 14,
16) more times—35 (37, 38, 40, 43, 45)
sts.
Work even in Stockinette stitch until
armhole measures same as back
armhole.
Bind off.

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Sep 24, 2019
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Bracket misplaced
by: Anonymous

Ratcha is correct - Bracket should be before the 41. That's how many stitches you should have at the end of the row. Good Luck

Sep 23, 2019
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Thank you!!
by: Lydia

I appreciate that you got back to me so quickly!

Sep 23, 2019
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Novice: not understanding pattern instructions
by: Ratchadawan

"Shape Armhole and Front Edge
Row 1 (right side): Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8,
8) sts, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—44
(48, 51, 55, 58, 62) sts."


Hi Lydia,

Thanks for visiting. The pattern is surely not helping beginner here. The k1-44 that you see actually not belong together. the k1 is just knit one last st of the row. And the 44 is to indicate how many sts you should have when you finish working on that row. So, each number on each position inside and outside of parenthesis is correspondent to each size of the pattern.
For example if your side is the smallest, then you Bind off 6 sts, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. and you should have 44 st total.

Hope this helps. Thanks for sending in your question.

Ratcha

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