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If your gauge is correct as 2.5 stitches to the inch, these are the numbers I come up with.

13 stitches for the pattern repeat.
8 stitches total for the edging (4 per side).
So pattern will be a multiple of 13 then add 8 to that number. AKA = 13+8.

170 + 8 = 178
178 divided by 2.5 = 71.2 inches wide.

157 + 8 = 165
165 divided by 2.5 = 66 inches wide.
 

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BEChristianson said:
galaxycraft said:
If your gauge is correct as 2.5 stitches to the inch, these are the numbers I come up with.

13 stitches for the pattern repeat.
8 stitches total for the edging (4 per side).
So pattern will be a multiple of 13 then add 8 to that number. AKA = 13+8.

170 + 8 = 178
178 divided by 2.5 = 71.2 inches wide.

157 + 8 = 165
165 divided by 2.5 = 66 inches wide.
what she said. I wasn't sure if when you said "4 for the end" that was in total or for each end.
Pattern row she is working with:
k4,*kfb, k4, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k4, kfb* repeat from * to * to last 4sts, k4.
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k4, = border
*kfb, = 1 st.
k4, = 1+4=5 sts.
sl 1 knitwise, = 5+1=6 sts.
k2tog, = 6+2=8 sts.
psso, k4, = 8+4=12 sts.
kfb* = 12+1=13 sts.
repeat from * to * to last 4sts,
k4. = border
 

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9sueseiber said:
Thanks Galaxy Craft. You and BF have the width inches and stitches right, but they don't divide by 13.I know it's only 0.76 but would that be even in stitches? Would 0.76 be an extra stitch?
170 [red] 169[/red] divided by 13 = 13.076
157 divided by 13 = 12.076
Please let e know as, I can't see how y 166 came out even. I was 2 sts short of even with 164 so I just made 2 more sts. and it worked. There has to be a mistake in there somewhere.
Thanks, Sue
Sorry my previous post I must have hit the wrong number and goofed.

156 divided by 13 = 12 repeats
when you add the 8 stitches for the borders, it comes to 164 stitches total to cast on.
164 divided by your gauge of 2.5 stitches per inch, you come out to 65.6 inches wide.

Always do your repeats first,
then add the amount for your borders,
then divide by your gauge to get size.

Cast on 164 stitches.

k4,*kfb, k4, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k4, kfb* repeat from * to * to last 4sts, k4.
Maybe you are doing something wrong in the directions.
 

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Okay, I pulled out my needles...will get back to you with my results.
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I had cast on 3 sets of pattern stitches and the 8 edge stitches.(47 sts)
Followed the instructions and it came out to the right stitch count. (47 sts)

k4,
*kfb, ==knit in front and back of the next stitch
k4,
sl 1 knitwise, ==slip 1 stitch to the right needle as if to knit
k2tog, ==knit 2 stitches together
psso, == on the right needle--pass the slip stitch over (as if you are binding off)
k4,
kfb* ==knit in front and back of the next stitch
repeat from * to * to last 4sts, k4.

And yes you will be doing the Kfb at the end of the * then continue as stated by doing another Kfb
at the beginning of the * sequence when you go into the 2nd set of repeats (next 13 sts).
So you will indeed have 2 kfb one after the other.
 

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9sueseiber said:
Thank You Galaxy, for going to all that trouble to help me. You guys are all great on here.

I have finished the first row of the Chevron pattern. Yahoo!!!! It came out perfectly. I knew I had to be doing something wrong, I just couldn't find it. I am now checking after each sequence of 13 stitches. I will probably do that for awhile. I sure don't want to frog it again. Although I just went back to the last Border row. I did end up having to frog one of those too, but oh well, at least I am on the right track now. Even the pass over stitch is behaving and looks pretty good. Thanks again to everyone. I am so glad I found this site with all of you great people. Sue
You are welcome.
Glad we got you going.
Happy knitting and have a great day. :thumbup:
 

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mamagirl said:
I see your pattern casts on an odd number of stitches and you are casting on an even number. Does this make a difference? Since I don't know enough to alter these kinds of patterns, I am asking for myself as well. Thanks! M
Depends on how many repeats is desired.
Her pattern is K4, 13 stitch repeat, k4.

1 repeat = 13 + 8 = 21
2 repeats = 26 + 8 = 34
3 repeats = 39 + 8 = 47
 
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