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Dec 8, 2011 20:00:12   #
Ali9407
 
I am making a child's shrug and am up to the decrease row. After that row the instructions call for "Rib as Established. Do I just continue the rib pattern as it was before the decrease or do I follow the knit and purl stitches as they are presented. Hope I'm clear on this.
Thanks.
 
Dec 8, 2011 22:33:39   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
You follow the knits and purls as presented. That is the established rib before increases or decreases.
Dec 9, 2011 07:56:57   #
Ali9407
 
Joy Marshall wrote:
You follow the knits and purls as presented. That is the established rib before increases or decreases.


Thank you so much.
Mar 5, 2012 10:37:48   #
knits42
 
You must be knitting the same shrug as me. I, too, am having problems understanding "rib as established."

This is my problem:

Rib to marker, *P1, yo, P1, K2* to 2 sts. before marker, etc.

I don't know what to do with that yo. Do I just slip it over to left needle, or knit it?

Would appreciate your help.
Donna
Mar 5, 2012 10:46:55   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
knits42 wrote:
You must be knitting the same shrug as me. I, too, am having problems understanding "rib as established."

This is my problem:

Rib to marker, *P1, yo, P1, K2* to 2 sts. before marker, etc.

I don't know what to do with that yo. Do I just slip it over to left needle, or knit it?

Would appreciate your help.
Donna

When you are purling and come to a yo, you have to wrap the yarn around the needle. Let me think--it would be counter-clockwise. That would be the needle in your right hand or the working needle as it is sometimes called. Then you do your next purl. You have created a stitch with the yo.
Mar 5, 2012 19:15:54   #
knits42
 
thanks so much for taking your time to help me.
I can easily do a P1, yo, P1, sequence.
My problem is the next row that says, Rib as established.

I think that means to do that row exactly as the preceding row, but I don't know what to do with the yo stitch.

What's bad about my needing help, is that I knitted this same shrug for my great-granddaughter for christmas. Now I can't seem to get it right. I found the pattern online under Child's Ballet Shrug in Cotton Twirl.

I will say I have a lot of patience because I have ripped out 3 and 4 rows more than once.

it seems my brain just isn't computing . ha

Donna
 
Mar 5, 2012 19:27:48   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
If the rib is kl, pl, on the next row that yarn over stitch would be a purl. Because, on the return (second) row, what you purled on the previous row would now be knitted, and that new stitch, which is in between those two stitches would have to be a knit. Does this make sense? In other words, the yarn over stitch has now been incorporated into the rib.
Mar 5, 2012 23:01:56   #
knits42
 
Yes, that makes sense. I understand how you explained it. I will work on this tomorrow and let you know.
Thank you so much for your help.
 
          
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