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05-20-2006, 03:28 PM
:rollseyes: I don't know what to do with this coat!!! Here is the pattern...
Foundation Row: WS *K3, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 1: *P3, k1 winding yarn twice around needle; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 2: *K3, sl 1 purlwise wyif and dropping extra loop, yb; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
I know from a shawl I just knitted that when you drop stitches, they are connected somewhere, I just don't know where these stitches (in the coat) are connected. Can someone help me?? :?
05-20-2006, 03:44 PM
I'm not really sure what you're asking--are you asking where the dropped stitches are? In the photo, the dropped stitches are those wide, holey lines that run down the coat. Those are the yarn-overs creating holes in each row; the dropped extra loop makes the holes bigger.
I hope that's what you're asking about... :blush:
05-20-2006, 04:06 PM
Yes, that's what I was asking about...I tried to knit this coat in a different yarn, and when I dropped the loop, it didn't connect to anything...THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO CONNECT TO SOMETHING, ISN'T THAT SO?
I have another question...This coat measures 46" in width but I need at least a 48" width...do you think larger needles would do it? :wall:
I'd hate to have to alter the pattern and I really think larger needles would give me the width I need...
05-20-2006, 05:15 PM
Larger needles will make the pattern larger, but I'm not sure how much. You could knit a gauge swatch with the larger needles and see how much larger it could be. I always go up a size needle to obtain gauge, since I must knit a little tightly. You might need to go up a couple of needle sizes, or maybe not, to get a larger coat. There's too much knitting here to risk assuming that the needle size will make enough of a difference without seeing what your gauge will be. Once you figure that out, we can help you see if the coat will be 2 inches wider where you want it to be.
On row one you wrap the yarn twice. That's what your'e dropping, the extra wrap. It's not a stitch, so it doesn't go anywhere. It just creates a long strand.
05-20-2006, 05:31 PM
But where on the coat is this Long Strand????
I guess I'm inexperienced enough to want answers to everything...
If it doesn't attach to anything, where is it???
05-20-2006, 05:59 PM
Knit it and see; it's hard to explain, but once it's there on your needles, you'll see exactly what it is and it will click for you. :thumbsup:
05-20-2006, 08:54 PM
Thank you SOOOOOO much for helping me...Celine told me to come here to get help and she wasn't kidding! I'll go out and buy a pair of size 19 and 20 (if they have that size) and knit up a few swatches and get back to you (or someone there). I don't know enough about the site to figure out who I'm talking to....I don't even know your name...'
05-20-2006, 09:45 PM
If you look over to the left of the posts, you'll see who you were talking to, and probably kiddie pics of us, too. ;)
05-21-2006, 08:40 AM
And we're happy to help even if we remain anonymous to you! ;) But, as Ingrid says, we're easy to identify.
Don't know if you have a Hobby Lobby near you, but I've seen size 19 and 20 needles there.
05-21-2006, 08:55 AM
HI Maggie, :cheering: :cheering: so glad you found your way here!!! I told you this is a wonderful place to "be" when not knitting!! :XX:
That coat is just beautiful!! Is it from a knitting book? Or did you find it on line? :D