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Jul 6, 2013 03:34:04   #
sueZee
 
Hi everyone, this is the first time I've posted anything. I just started knitting this year and I love it. I've enjoyed reading the posts and learning from all the responses. Now I need some help with a pattern. It is a shawl pattern and easy except for one part. It's a new pattern from Patons Yarn called Friseur Fringe Shawl. Here is a link to the pattern
http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=7547

I thought once I got past the fringe it would be smooth sailing but I was wrong. I'm at the end of row 2 on the shawl and I don't understand what I am supposed to do with the last two stitches that the pattern says to leave unworked. What do I do with them? I'm stumped. Any help would be appreciated. Right now they're just sitting there taunting me.

Here are the instructions as copied from the pattern:

Note: After every cast off row, there are 3 sts added.
Make fringe: *Cast on 20 sts. Cast off 17 sts. Rep from * until there are 228 sts or 76 fringes.
Shawl: 1st row: (RS). P228.
2nd row: Sl1. Knit to last 2 sts. Turn.
Leave rem sts unworked.
Rep last row until 39 sts rem.
Next row: K39.
Cast off all sts.
 
Jul 6, 2013 03:45:48   #
trisha2
 
Hi SueZee,

You simply do what the pattern says. Leave the last 2 stitches on your left hand needle without knitting them, turn your work and go back the other way. So on each row you will leave another 2 stitches unworked. Keep doing that until you have 39 stitches. HOWEVER, I can see your problem. The unworked stitches are still there so I'm not sure how you are supposed to end up with 39 stitches. Hopefully someone else will come to the rescue.

I think I got it...the 39 stitches will be 39 on the left needle when you have turned. Knit all 39, then turn and cast off all the stitches.

Good Luck
Jul 6, 2013 03:47:22   #
Aggie May
 
sueZee wrote:
Hi everyone, this is the first time I've posted anything. I just started knitting this year and I love it. I've enjoyed reading the posts and learning from all the responses. Now I need some help with a pattern. It is a shawl pattern and easy except for one part. It's a new pattern from Patons Yarn called Friseur Fringe Shawl. Here is a link to the pattern
http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=7547

I thought once I got past the fringe it would be smooth sailing but I was wrong. I'm at the end of row 2 on the shawl and I don't understand what I am supposed to do with the last two stitches that the pattern says to leave unworked. What do I do with them? I'm stumped. Any help would be appreciated. Right now they're just sitting there taunting me.

Here are the instructions as copied from the pattern:

Note: After every cast off row, there are 3 sts added.
Make fringe: *Cast on 20 sts. Cast off 17 sts. Rep from * until there are 228 sts or 76 fringes.
Shawl: 1st row: (RS). P228.
2nd row: Sl1. Knit to last 2 sts. Turn.
Leave rem sts unworked.
Rep last row until 39 sts rem.
Next row: K39.
Cast off all sts.
Hi everyone, this is the first time I've posted an... (show quote)


I have never worked a shawl this way but I will try to explain it, as I see it.
Could not use the link because I did not want to register with Patons so I am going by what you have written.
With each fringe you make, you will end up with 3 stitches on the needle so with 76 fringes you will have 228 stitches on the needle.
Now, the bit you are stuck on is simply SL1, knit to the last 2 stitches then those 2 stitches stay on the needle which will be on the right needle when you turn to go back the other way.
Work back to the last 2 stitches that are on the left needle, turn.
Now you work back to the last 4 stitches, the original 2 you left and 2 more for the new row.
Keep doing this, with 2 new stitches left on the needle at the end of each row.
When you have only 39 stitches left, knit across all stitches.
I am going to try this for you, on less stitches, to make sure I have it correct.
I won't do the fringe but will cast on 20 or so stitches and see what I end up with.
If I can, I will post a picture so you can see how it looks on the needles.
Back soon.
Have fun.
Colleen
PS:
No picture but I have worked a small sample on a piece of knitting I had on the needles.
I am not too sure I have given you the correct information because, leaving 2 new stitches unworked at the end of each row puts the curve on the wrong edge of the piece, not the edge with the fringe.
I will have another fiddle, on a few more stitches and see what else I can come up with.
Maybe I will have to register with Patons so I can see the pattern.
Jul 6, 2013 03:58:27   #
trisha2
 
Here is the pattern - I did a copy and paste.
INSTRUCTIONS
Note: After every cast off row, there are 3 sts added.
Make fringe: *Cast on 20 sts. Cast off 17 sts. Rep from * until there are 228 sts or 76 fringes.
Shawl: 1st row: (RS). P228.
2nd row: Sl1. Knit to last 2 sts. Turn.
Leave rem sts unworked.
Rep last row until 39 sts rem.
Next row: K39.
Cast off all sts.
Jul 6, 2013 04:45:09   #
Aggie May
 
sueZee wrote:
Hi everyone, this is the first time I've posted anything. I just started knitting this year and I love it. I've enjoyed reading the posts and learning from all the responses. Now I need some help with a pattern. It is a shawl pattern and easy except for one part. It's a new pattern from Patons Yarn called Friseur Fringe Shawl. Here is a link to the pattern
http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=7547

I thought once I got past the fringe it would be smooth sailing but I was wrong. I'm at the end of row 2 on the shawl and I don't understand what I am supposed to do with the last two stitches that the pattern says to leave unworked. What do I do with them? I'm stumped. Any help would be appreciated. Right now they're just sitting there taunting me.

Here are the instructions as copied from the pattern:

Note: After every cast off row, there are 3 sts added.
Make fringe: *Cast on 20 sts. Cast off 17 sts. Rep from * until there are 228 sts or 76 fringes.
Shawl: 1st row: (RS). P228.
2nd row: Sl1. Knit to last 2 sts. Turn.
Leave rem sts unworked.
Rep last row until 39 sts rem.
Next row: K39.
Cast off all sts.
Hi everyone, this is the first time I've posted an... (show quote)


Ok, here is reply number 2.
I have made a 1/4 size sample, minus the fringe, using 56 stitches and working until I had 10 stitches in the middle.
Here is what you need to know, so you are sure you have done it correctly.
The number of stitches you start off with is the same number you have on the needles when you are finished.
The shape of the shawl is similar to a leaf.
You will need to complete the last row before you can Cast Off all stitches so when you get down to 39, turn and knit across all the stitches you have held on that side of the piece.
Now you can Cast Off firmly because this is going to be the top of the shawl and the opposite side has the fringe so is the bottom of the shawl.
Hope this helps.
Have fun.
Colleen
Jul 6, 2013 05:30:13   #
HandyFamily
 
I can't see the pattern, they require membership, but from what you say, this is supposed to be a short row. It makes a 3D curve in knitting.
 
Jul 6, 2013 05:36:54   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
trisha2 wrote:
Hi SueZee,

You simply do what the pattern says. Leave the last 2 stitches on your left hand needle without knitting them, turn your work and go back the other way. So on each row you will leave another 2 stitches unworked. Keep doing that until you have 39 stitches. HOWEVER, I can see your problem. The unworked stitches are still there so I'm not sure how you are supposed to end up with 39 stitches. Hopefully someone else will come to the rescue.

I think I got it...the 39 stitches will be 39 on the left needle when you have turned. Knit all 39, then turn and cast off all the stitches.

Good Luck
Hi SueZee, br br You simply do what the pattern s... (show quote)


Yes this sounds correct- seems a nice way to do the shaping must give it a try (one day if I find time). At tleast this one is nice and easy!
Jul 6, 2013 06:06:40   #
3mom
 
I agree.
Jul 6, 2013 09:11:43   #
LadyBecket
 
Seeing the picture is a bit better than you can see the fringe:


Jul 6, 2013 11:11:36   #
sueZee
 
I'm so glad I stopped, put it down and waited for more experienced knitters to give me feedback. Everyone, thanks so much, the leaf design makes sense and I'm going to give it another go, now that I can understand how it progresses.
Jul 7, 2013 10:01:13   #
tvarnas
 
This is made using short rows. You might find it helpful to look on YouTube to see the short row technique.
 
Jul 7, 2013 22:02:26   #
MaryE-B
 
SueZee, I think you will have a crescent as your final shape. The measurements are "Approx 60" [152.5 cm] wide x 121⁄2" [32 cm] deep, excluding fringe." I believe it is symmetrical and not an irregular shape.
Thanks for posting the pattern.
I have Patons and Bernat accounts and I have had no problems because of them. I signed up for accounts using my current email address a little over 1 year ago. I'm not receiving any spam from anyone, so they aren't sharing email addresses with the rest of the world. I have been cautious with signing up for accounts, but the yarn distributers seem to be safe.
Jul 8, 2013 00:51:25   #
Aggie May
 
sueZee wrote:
Hi everyone, this is the first time I've posted anything. I just started knitting this year and I love it. I've enjoyed reading the posts and learning from all the responses. Now I need some help with a pattern. It is a shawl pattern and easy except for one part. It's a new pattern from Patons Yarn called Friseur Fringe Shawl. Here is a link to the pattern
http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=7547

I thought once I got past the fringe it would be smooth sailing but I was wrong. I'm at the end of row 2 on the shawl and I don't understand what I am supposed to do with the last two stitches that the pattern says to leave unworked. What do I do with them? I'm stumped. Any help would be appreciated. Right now they're just sitting there taunting me.

Here are the instructions as copied from the pattern:

Note: After every cast off row, there are 3 sts added.
Make fringe: *Cast on 20 sts. Cast off 17 sts. Rep from * until there are 228 sts or 76 fringes.
Shawl: 1st row: (RS). P228.
2nd row: Sl1. Knit to last 2 sts. Turn.
Leave rem sts unworked.
Rep last row until 39 sts rem.
Next row: K39.
Cast off all sts.
Hi everyone, this is the first time I've posted an... (show quote)


Here is a pic of the 1/4 sample I made, minus the fringe.
The Cast On is at the bottom of the picture and the Cast Off is at the top.
Hope this helps clear up the shape your scarf will be when you are done.
Just imagine the fringe.
Have fun.
Colleen


Jul 8, 2013 10:16:24   #
Ritz cracker
 
They are asking you to simply turn the work and ignore the last sts on the left needle. Because it is all garter stitch, you don't have to do any "wrap and turn" technique. The short rows will cause the shawl to develop into a crescent ...thanks for the link, I hope to make this very soon. Happy shawl knitting!
Jul 8, 2013 19:56:24   #
conch72
 
SueZee,
The instructions can be confusing when you are dealing with short rows. Have you ever knitted a "potato chip" scarf? This easy scarf uses short rows similar to the shawl you want to knit, except you won't have the corkscrew effect. If still not clear, look on YouTube for some videos (look for potato chip scarf, short rows knitting, or wingspan shawl). This should give you a better idea of what's happening.
 
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