Thursday, April 13, 2006

Help!

Just a quick call for assistance ... Have any of you knit Audrey? Or worked shaping in 2x2 rib? I finished the decreases on the front for the waist shaping (just as they were written in the pattern), and I've just started the increases for the bust. But I am a little confused about how to do the increases in 2x2 rib. If I follow the pattern exactly, I think I'm going to end up with a column of about 6 or so purl stitches on the right side.

Thanks! Leave a comment or email me if you have words of wisdom.

7 Comments:

Blogger pearl said...

i found that when working in rib, when you do an increase that ends up being a purl st, the bar increase works. is it the bar increase?...it's the one when you knit into a st, leave it on your left needle and then knit into it again. also, do this one close to the edge. if you have the first two sts as k sts, inc into the second k st. then work to the last 3 sts, and inc into the next one.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Laura I'm not sure this will help but there were details on the increase darts here http://www.keyboardbiologist.net/audrey/archives/000397.html
This looks like a great sweater but pretty challenging. Let me know if this helps, good luck!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I increase in pattern adding purl sts when needed and adding knit stitches when needed (does that make sense?) You will have places where you have 1 purl st or one knit st by itself, but you will add its friend at your next increase.

I increase close to the edge, but not on the edge. I use m1 increases (m1k and m1p as needed, of course!)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I think there was an Audrey KAL that had instructions on how to deal with them. I wonder if they still have a blog up?

10:05 AM  
Blogger --Deb said...

I did, but it's a while ago . . . but when you're doing the increases, you'll alternate knit, purl, so that the increases end up being ribbed just like the rest of the sweater. You'll have periods with three in a row as you do the increases, but those "6 purls" will actually be 2 purls, 2 knits, 2 purls by the end . . .

10:10 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Hmm, for DF's raglan sweater, there are increases for the sleeve in 4x4 ribbing. They had you increase twice on the same row starting in the middle of a rib. So for 12 sts of p4, k4, p4, I'd work it like this: p4, k1, kfb, kfb, k1, p4 so I'd end up having p4,k6, p4 on even knitting rounds. Next increase round: p4, k2, kfb, kfb, k2, p4 so I'd end up with p4, k8, p4. On the next increase round: p4, k3, kfb, kfb, k3, p4 to end up with p4, k4, p2, k4, p4. I switch it up on the next increase round and pfb for the increases.

Sorry for the long winded response, but that's what I did. I think it looks ok.

5:29 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Sorry, I don't have any words of wisdom to offer, but I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a wonderful Easter. :-) Take care, Laura! :-)

2:41 AM  

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