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Calligraphy Cardigan

#1

I am working on the calligraphy cardigan yoke and am not sure what the instructions on rows 17 , 21 and 23 are telling me to do. The pattern says Rep Row 2. I am assuming that means repeat row 17 twice, row 21 twice and row 23 twice.

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#2

It means to knit the knits, purl the purls and work any YO tbl.
What that means is if the stitch appears smooth, knit it and if it appears to be a bump, purl it - and if it’s a yarn over, close the eyelet by knitting through the back loop.
You’re stacking the stitches to make stockinette or reverse stockinette columns.

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#3

It actually means to repeat “Row 2”. Not to do the same row twice. Hope that helps.

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#4

Thank you!

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#5

Thank you. If we are to repeat row 2 then what do we do with instructions for rows 17 , 21 and 23 of the chart? That was why I was confused. The written instructions say to repeat row 2 but the chart indicates otherwise.

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#6

So basically if I follow the chart I am fine.

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#7

Nell explains the instructions on the chart (sorry, just read the written ones). Both are true! Good luck.

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#8

17, 21 and 23 are all the same (directions) as row 2.
It does seem unusual that you are working a WS row in place of RS rows, but it is correct and does work. ~N

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#9

I am on to the increase row under the Shape the Back of the Neck section and a bit confused. Do I knit 7, M1L and knit to the end of the row, and then k14, M1L each of the subsequent 13 RS rows?
thank you

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#10

Good question. For your size and all on this row only - knit 7, M1L, then repeat [ k14, M1L ] 13 times, then knit to the end.

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#11

Oh wow. I never would have guessed that. Thank you for your help!

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#12

Is it necessary to do a guage swatch for the button band? I read that your button band guage could impact the number of pick up stitches needed. If yes, should you swatch in the ribbed pattern? I am quite a ways away from knitting it, but want to be prepared. Thank you.

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#13

I don’t generally do that, but usually use a needle 2 sizes smaller than the body (gauge) needle and use a pick up ratio of 3 stitches to every 4 rows.

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#14

Thank you. I will do that.

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