Pattern explanation needed please

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Artyone
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Pattern explanation needed please

Postby Artyone » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:39 pm

I am relatively new to knitting but doing quite well just need a little help if someone can help
I'm knitting stylecraft life 9193 cardigan I'm on the back and it states
Continue in pattern until back measure 16.5 inches ending with a ws row
Work 84 rows more

If I do another 84 rows before shaping for shoulder I am sure the back will be way too long does this sound right!

Please help me

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Re: Pattern explanation needed please

Postby darknit » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:01 pm

It does sound odd, any chance you could photo just that area of the pattern with the instructions just before you quoted and just after. Then post on here? It is a long line cardigan but 84 rows seems a lot in chunky.

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Re: Pattern explanation needed please

Postby Artyone » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:16 pm

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Re: Pattern explanation needed please

Postby darknit » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:14 am

OK I see how it works. It still sounds odd but I think you have to trust the pattern. How many rows have you knitted to reach 16.5 inches? That should give you an idea as to how long 84 rows will be. If you really think that 84 rows is going to be too long, stop at the correct measurement for you and start your shoulder stitches at that point, but be very sure by getting someone to hold your knitting up to your back or a tape measure etc. Good luck and let us know how it goes. Sudden thought - did you do a test square before starting? Did the number of rows match those on the pattern?

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Re: Pattern explanation needed please

Postby Artyone » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm

I did do a test and it was correct it was 94 rows to get to 16.5 so I think I will start to shape shoulders now thank you very much for your help much appreciated
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Re: Pattern explanation needed please

Postby Artyone » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm

I did do a test and it was correct it was 94 rows to get to 16.5 so I think I will start to shape shoulders now thank you very much for your help much appreciated


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