Monday, May 14, 2007

More tomten questions

I finally started the tomten. My question is this: The pattern says:

" Knit 1/8 of X, castoff 1/4 of X, knit 1/4 of X, cast off 1/4 of X. On the final 1/8 knit twice as many ridges as it has stitches. KNIT an equal number of ridges on the other 2 sections."
(see figure 74)

Why is one section twice as long? The diagram shows them all the same length.




  • They are all the same length.

    I think, if you have 8 stitches left on the last 1/8, you're meant to knit 16 rows.

    More or less.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:42 AM  

  • I think it means the number of ridges equal to what you made on the original (last) 1/8 width. They should all turn out the same length, as you said.

    The pattern directions in Knitting Without Tears seem clearer on that.

    It's worked out fine for me on both tomtens I've knit. (Am on the sleeve of the second one.)

    By Blogger ejmh, at 12:26 PM  

  • Thanks! I guess when I saw "KNIT an equal number of ridges on the other 2 sections." I thought it meant equal to the number of stitches in that section.

    By Blogger Sally, at 1:35 PM  

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