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#1 Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:24 PM

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hi everyone,

I'm very new to knitting.
I have bought the hayfield 7125 pattern and I'm attempting to knit the Irish moss mittens.

I'm stuck on p4 [6:5:5],p2tog,(p4 [8:11:13], p2tog) 4 [2:2:2] times, p4 [6:5:5]. 29 [31:35:39]St's

now I know p means purl and tog is together.

I'm knitting the biggest so assume the last one in the [] bracket I'll use.

they way I see that pattern is.

purl 5 then purl 2 together. purl 13 then purl 2 together. repeat 2 times.
then purl 5 for 39 stitches.

am I right. :)

#2 Posted 11 December 2016 - 04:27 PM

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Can anyone help?  I *know* that you're right to use the last number in the brackets for the biggest size, and I *think* you're supposed to end up with 39 stitches at the end but I'm not 100% sure as I am the world's worst knitter and  I have ahd to accept that yarn is not my friend :(



#3 Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:57 AM

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If you are doing the large size then I think you should be knitting as follows:

 

p5 - p2tog - p13 - p2tog - repeat all these stitches again and then p5 just once -you should have 39 stitches left.



#4 Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:56 PM

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Thanks Lindylo I am out of my depth with knitting :D



#5 Posted 13 December 2016 - 10:26 AM

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No problem. Keep knitting and it will get easier. You will end up being able to do it without having to follow the pattern at every stitch with practice. Suddenly it will click and you will find it easy.




 

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