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I have a question about this purse pattern.How can I increase the 12 stitches it says to do and keep it even? I have torn it out twice because I can't figure it out. Here is the directions, Increase 12 sts evenley across next row.Continue to work seed sts for 11 inches. Can anyone help me?

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If I understand it, you increase 12 stitches on one row and then continue working for 11 inches in length, not width. That would be several more rows, depending on your needle and yarn size.

Seed stitch is knit, purl, knit, purl, doing the opposite on the other side so that the stitches end up looking like little seeds on the fabric. Both sides look the same with this stitch.
 

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Okay, I see the problem. Your purse is made with Stockinette and Seed stitches. If you read the pattern carefully you can see the part where you are confused calls for stockinette stitch which is easy to increase evenly across the row.

Okay, make that purse!
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Cast on 35 sts. Beginning with a p row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 9 rows (for casing). Increase 12 sts evenly across next row - 47 sts. Place markers on each side edge. Work in Seed st for 11 in. (28 cm). Place markers on each side edge. Work in Seed st for 6 in. (15 cm) more. Place markers on each side edge. Continue in Seed st for 11 in. (28 cm), end with a WS row. Place markers on each side edge. K 1 row, decreasing 12 sts evenly across row. Continue in St st, beginning with a p row, for 9 rows (for casing). Bind off
 

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Hi
It seems to me that you count the # of stitches on your needle and figure out where you would add stitches across the work.
For instance, if you have 120 stitches divide 12 into 120, answer is 10. Therefore every 10 stitches add a stitch.
 
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