Working on a baby blanket. I am just learning to read harder patterns and need a little help. The row that is confusing me isP3,*C4F, [k2,p3] twice; repeat from * once, C4F.k2,p3.
What is your question? Are you unsure of the repeats? Do you not know what the abbreviations mean? Or do you not know how to do one of the?
Here is a stitch by stitch without the "repeat" directionP3C4Fk2, p3k2, p3C4Fk2, p3k2, p3C4Fk2, p3
What Rochester knitter said, and adding that the C4F should be explained in the pattern stitch notes. It's a 4 st cable.
okay so what do i repeat. says its supposed to be 40 stitches and it is w/out repeating?
Repeat everything between the *s until the last 9 sts. That would be the C4f, k2 p3 twice - C4f, k2 p3 k2 p3 - which is knit 2 times (the original time, then one repeat).
Take another look at RochesterKnitter's post. The pattern with repeats is spelled out there and it adds up to the required 40 sts.In the original pattern that you quoted:P3,*C4F, [k2,p3] twice; repeat from * once, C4F.k2,p3the part between brackets is repeated twice and the entire part between the asterisks (* *) is repeated once (40 sts). Give it a try and see how it works step by step on the needles.
the part between brackets is repeated twice and the entire part between the asterisks (* *) is repeated once Maybe that's what's confusing. All the sts between the *s have to be done twice, so saying 'repeat once' when the k2 p3 in the brackets are repeated twice can cause counting confusion.
Yes, you're right! I think to be clear it could have said "repeat from * once more" as some patterns do. Confusing the first time you see it, I'm sure.