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Thank you so much for your responses.
I read both what you wrote and the pattern many, many, many times and I finally got it. I had time after all tonight and I knit a piece with 3 shells and it worked out for me. I started and ended with the right number of stitches and when I got the m. 2 wraps going in the right direction, the stitches all fell into place. I was very slow though, I'm afraid the sweater is going to take me a long time but I am ready to start now.
Thank you for your reply. I will not have time for a few days to get back to knitting but I will keep you posted on my progress.
I have been trying out the pattern tonight and I now understand how the stitch count increases and then decreases back through the 12 pattern rows. This is a big step for me. I almost have it.
However I still have two areas I am not sure of.
1. I am not sure which direction to wrap the yarn for the m. 2. The m. 2 in rows 1, 5, 8 takes place after a knit stitch which means the yarn starts off at the back. On these rows do I bring the yarn to the front by putting it between the needles and return it to the back by wrapping it over the top of the right needle or do I wrap it over the top of the right needle to the front and return it to the back by going between the two needles? On row 9, the m. 2 takes place after a purl stitch which means the yarn starts off at the front. Do I bring the yarn over the top of the right needle to the back and then bring it forward to the front again by going between the needles or do I take the yarn to the back by going between the needles and then return to the front by going over the top of the right needle?
2. How do I knit and purl the 2 loops created by the m. 2? Do I knit and purl into the front of them or do I knit and purl into the back of them?
I know the Woolikins addressed the direction of the wrap in her response, however I still don't understand as the stitches don't seem to be working for me. Perhaps the way I am knitting and purling these stitches is the problem.
Thank you all for the advice. I will try to do a sample of the pattern before I start the sweater.
Recently Woolikins posted the Pippy Shelly 3 Piece Baby Set pattern (http://the-old-yarn.com.au/woolikins-wonders/2019/04/15/pippy-shell-3-piece-baby-knitted-set-free-pattern/
). Her posting showed the vintage pattern (http://theillawarracallcottfamily.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pippy-shell-layette.pdf
) knit with a modern yarn. Thank you Woolikins for the post. The set is beautiful and I would like to make it for my granddaughter and have purchased the suggested yarn.
However in reading over the pattern I do not understand the direction: m. 2 = make 2 (by putting wool over needle twice). Is this a double yarn over (yarn forward) or is it a make 1 with two wraps around the needle? Another thought, is it a knit 2 together with two wraps around the needle? Also after row 1 in the vintage pattern there is the sentence: Where the m2 occurs always work 2 stitches, except in row 9. What does this mean?
As you can see, I am very confused. Also I don't believe there is meant to be any increases in the number of stitches. Any advice you can give will be very much appreciated. I would like to try a few rows of the pattern with some waste yarn to get it right before I use the expensive yarn I bought. I have never purchased yarn this expensive before and I don't want to ruin it be ripping it out over and over.
Hoping to hear from you.
Wonderful story. Thank you for sharing.