I recently bought a pattern for a leaf lace cowl and decided to start it today. However, when I actually read it it stated that the cowl is knit from cast off end to bind off end. I thought cast off and bind off were the same - I'm not a very experienced knitter. I went ahead and cast on the 21 stitches as directed but the first row of knitting needs 22 stitches. Is this a specific type of knitting and I'm missing something obvious.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Possibly this is the pattern? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaf-lace-cowl/people
Can you quote the cast on line and the first few rows of the pattern? Does it have a chart or is the lace pattern given in words?
Leaf Lace Cowl
Cast on – 21 stitches on size
10 (6.00mm) straight needles
Pattern Notes: The Cowl is knit from the cast off
end to the bound off end allowing the wearer to wrap
the scarf around their neck
and fasten with a button or pin. The pattern may also be worked as
a scarf in which you would knit two sides exactly the same and
sew together. A provisional cast on may be used to avoid the seam
if desired. The scarf would require 2 balls of yarn.
R1 (RS): p1, k2tog, ssk, p1, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p1, k2tog, ssk,
p1, k1, p1, k2tog, ssk, p1
R2 (WS): k1, p1, yo 2 times, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, yo 2 times, p1,
k1, p5, k1, p1, yo 2 times, p1, k1
R3: p1, k2tog, ssk, p1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p1, k2tog, ssk, p1,
k1, p1, k2tog, ssk, p1
R4: k1, p1, yo 2 times, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, yo 2 times, p1, k1,
p7, k1, p1, yo 2 times, p1, k1
Thanks for quoting the lines. I've tried this every which way and I can't seem to make it work. Row one certainly requires 22sts and not 21 as you mentioned. The other rows decrease and increase sts but by row 4 you're left with 26sts and not back to 22sts. I don't see how you can repeat the 4 rows unless there's more to the pattern st. If there is, just check the final row and see if you wind up with 22sts on the final row. If so you can repeat the rows again starting with row 1. If there aren't any more rows, I'd recommend writing to the designer and explaining the problem. You can probably reach her through the Ravelry page.
Thank you very much, salmonmac, for all the trouble you have gone to. I'll try to contact the designer and ask for her clarification of the pattern.
Thank you for all the trouble you have gone to, salmonmac. I'll try and contact the designer and ask her to clarify the pattern for me. Will let you know the result. Have a great week-end.
No trouble. It's a pretty pattern. I'll be interested to see what the designer has to say!
I just purchased the same pattern as salmonac and I too am having the exact same problems. I have started and restarted lines 1-4
so many times and it just doesn't work for me=please help!!!!
You should be able to get rows 1-4 to work if you cast on 22sts to begin. Be careful of the double yarn overs. It's easy for the second yarn over to flop around on the next row.
I don't know if the original poster ever wrote to the designer or not. I still have the same problem with row 4 ending with 26sts and row 1 requiring 22sts. Are there any more rows after row 4 in the lace leaf pattern? If not, I don't see how to work the pattern.