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Mar 22, 2019 21:09:35   #
Glasgowlassie
 
Please help me out here, knitting the matinee jacket Sirdar #3974, this is my first attempt at knitting the back and fronts together, ready to divide and having trouble with the row before the divide working on the first size and pattern reads: K6 (6,10,9,9),k2tog (k2 (2.2.2.3) k2tog) k2, 11 times, k2, k2tog, k6. Would I be correct in reading this as: K6, K2tog, K2. K2tog, K2 , 11 times, k2, k2tog k6, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks to all for your help.
 
Mar 22, 2019 21:12:27   #
SongbirdRichards
 
That s exactly as I would read it.
Mar 22, 2019 21:17:16   #
mao
 
It’s not entirely clear but I think you should read it as

K6, k2tog
(K2, k2tog, k2) 11 times
K2, K2tog, k6

Do you have 84 stitches on your needle prior to this row?
Mar 22, 2019 21:39:54   #
Glasgowlassie
 
SongbirdRichards wrote:
That s exactly as I would read it.


Thank you so much
Mar 22, 2019 21:40:32   #
Glasgowlassie
 
mao wrote:
It’s not entirely clear but I think you should read it as

K6, k2tog
(K2, k2tog, k2) 11 times
K2, K2tog, k6

Do you have 84 stitches on your needle prior to this row?


Thank you now to try again thanks for you help
Mar 22, 2019 23:52:31   #
Judy M (a regular here)
 
K6 (6,10,9,9),k2tog (k2 (2.2.2.3) k2tog) k2, 11 times, k2, k2tog, k6
Without the Sizes
K6, k2tog, (k2, k2tog) k2, 11 times, k2, k2tog, k6
6 + 1 + 55 + 2 + 1 + 6 = 71 sts,
 
Mar 23, 2019 01:18:10   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
When you have multiple sizes for a sweater, and numbers to go with them, highlight or circle the size (numbers) you are doing. This way you will know and we will know which numbers you are using.
Mar 23, 2019 07:15:21   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
If doing the first size on the pattern that is how I would read it.

as someone suggested circle the numbers for the size you are making,
if an original pattern and not wanting to mark it up make a copy that you can write on and keep the original clean if wanting to make it in another size at a later time.
Mar 23, 2019 11:33:27   #
DesertPurl (a regular here)
 
Usually this little trick works for me for a long string of instructions: (I’d really rather read a chart!)
Every time you come to a comma, read it as “STOP and do that.” It also helps me to read it out loud - not just in my head.
Mar 23, 2019 11:57:01   #
Dcsmith77
 
Good advice here including reading out loud. I keep telling DH I'm talking to myself, but he tries to make sense of what I am saying and he doesn't knit! Then when I'm actually talking to him, I usually let him know, he doesn't hear anything I say (especially if it is "time to take out the garbage"). I know we all have selective hearing, but I think little kids and husbands have the worst.

You can trust Sirdar patterns. Especially good advice is marking your size (if you circle it you don't ruin the pattern) and working from comma to comma. That is fairly consistent in pattern writing in my experience. BTW, that's a beautiful jacket!
Mar 23, 2019 14:09:02   #
tonyastewart (a regular here)
 
scan and make a working copy then highlight you don't ruin your bought copy and you can always print another for the other sizes I hate buying used copies that have been mucked up by writing when they could have simply copied it and so on rant over hope this idea helps someone.
tonda usa
 
Mar 23, 2019 14:30:10   #
Glasgowlassie
 
tonyastewart wrote:
scan and make a working copy then highlight you don't ruin your bought copy and you can always print another for the other sizes I hate buying used copies that have been mucked up by writing when they could have simply copied it and so on rant over hope this idea helps someone.
tonda usa


Mar 23, 2019 16:42:35   #
Glasgowlassie
 
Dcsmith77 wrote:
Good advice here including reading out loud. I keep telling DH I'm talking to myself, but he tries to make sense of what I am saying and he doesn't knit! Then when I'm actually talking to him, I usually let him know, he doesn't hear anything I say (especially if it is "time to take out the garbage"). I know we all have selective hearing, but I think little kids and husbands have the worst.

You can trust Sirdar patterns. Especially good advice is marking your size (if you circle it you don't ruin the pattern) and working from comma to comma. That is fairly consistent in pattern writing in my experience. BTW, that's a beautiful jacket!
Good advice here including reading out loud. I ke... (show quote)


Thank you , such good advice from everyone, the jacket does look nice but had a look at the sleeves and think it is beyond me so think maybe just do them in stocking stitch, the same thing here with my husband, I could be in deep thought and he will ask if I want a cup of tea (that's his limit) when I could see it far enough then think it's the only help from him that I can get! thanks again everyone.
 
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