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Field Guide No. 5: Sequences: Corrugated Shawl Clarification

#1

Would someone please help me understand the meaning/instruction/how to for the “Row Repeat” column on page 14 related to the Corrugated Shawl Table pattern. I am trying to work a small (CO of 18 stitches) swatch version of the shawl (multiples of 8+2) and the first result for Section No.1 using the specified 1-row method is not looking like a sequence pattern or “Broken Garter”. HELP!!!
Thank you!

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#2

Hi Polly,
How smart to test the pattern on a swatch first.
Over your 18 stitches, you will repeat knit 2, purl 2 to the last 2 stitches which will be knit.
The following row is identical, so you’ll repeat knit 2, purl 2 as above, which creates 2 stitches of knit garter, then 2 stitches in purl garter.
The sequence method is 1 row, which means you work every row the same, the row repeat is 2 which means that the pattern evolves over (multiples of) 2 rows.

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#3

The samples in the pattern for the Field Guide are written for a multiple of 8 + 1. So, what you are doing with a multiple of 8 + 2 will not look like the pictures in the Field Guide. To match the pictures, do your sample over 17 stitches rather than 18 stitches.
When the pattern says it is one row, that means each row starts with the first stitch of the pattern.
Hope this is helpful!

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#4

The cast on for the Corrugated Shawl is a multiple of 4 plus 2, however, the cast on for the Parallelogram is a multiple of 4 plus 1.

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#5

Thank you so much for your reply. Great clarification! I now get it…was overthinking!

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