Tuesday, May 01, 2007

BSJ explanation

Ok, I feel myself stupid now. Don't understand: "At 5 ridges, increase 9 sts across end sections for fullness above cuff."
1. A ridge is a purl bumps? So 1 ridge means 2 rows in garter st?
2.Do I have to increase at the same time as before those ridges 2 sts at each end, making 2 diagonal lines? (probably yes)



  • you should be decreasing before and after the increases across the row for the cuff....5 ridges is 10 rows, yes. Hope this helps. Marianne

    By Blogger picperfic, at 3:08 PM  

  • Yes, yes, and yes.

    If you do a bit of googling, you can find a few cheat-sheets that people have made for this particular sweater. They're not very useful to people who don't have the pattern, but they're of great use to first-timers with this pattern.

    Oddly enough, though, on my second one, I didn't use the cheat-sheet at all, I guess because they made the pattern make perfect sense the first time around, so the second time I knew what was going on.

    By Blogger Jenn, at 3:08 PM  

  • I hope I can help: Once you've achieved the garter ridge (yes two rows of garter-stitch=ridge) then on the next row, doesn't matter which way you are going, just throw in the extra stitches on the outer sections (i.e. not in between your two markers). Good luck!

    By Blogger Longhorn Diva, at 3:09 PM  

  • I had to think this one through too. After 5 ridges- when your sts are in sections of 30-78-30 you want to K3 M1 across each 30 st section. The 30 st sections will be the cuffs. You'll increase 9 times per cuff section.

    It doesn't matter which direction you're going during the increases. But if you're striping you may want to do all the increases in the same row to make everything match.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:42 AM  

  • thank you for answers!!

    By Blogger the_crocheter, at 7:44 PM  

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