GAUGE ? (Mock Granny Stitch) Pattern H-E-L-P!

Help someone… :shock:

I can’t seem to get this dumb gauge to work out correctly… :wall:


GAUGE

12 sts + 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Mock Granny st.


Mock Granny Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (WS) K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 2 sts decreased.
Row 2 Repeat Row 1 – 2 sts decreased.
Row 3 P 1, *p2tog, yo, p2tog; repeat from * to last st, p 1 – 1 st decreased in each repeat.
Row 4 K 1, *k 1, (k 1, p 1) in yo, k 1; repeat from * to last st, k 1 – 1 st increased in each repeat.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for Mock Granny Stitch pattern.


STITCH EXPLANATION

(K 1, p 1) in yo Knit into yo from previous row, but do not drop yo from needle. Bring yarn to front and purl into same yo. Drop yo from needle.


I casted on 12 sts like it says in the GAUGE instructions. Then when I get to the 3rd row of the Mock Granny Stitch pattern I come up short of enough stitches to work with. :??

SO…Then I read up in my “Knitting for Dummies” bk. Which says about reading patterns, etc. Neway…then I was like…"Oh…ok…hmm :idea: " I reread the Mock Granny Stitch pattern and noticed next to it …it says (multiple of 4 sts + 2) Ok…so then I added 4+2=6…so 12 sts to cast on + 6 = 18. OK 18. So I casted on 18 and I thought all was well. When I got to the 4th row in the Mock Granny Pattern I was supposed to do the (k1, p1) in yo…and I wasn’t going to get to the yo for 2 more stitches. GRRR! So…now what??? :evil:

Should I add on 6 more for a total of 24 sts to cast on??? :?? Any ideas??? Tips?

KNITBIT :frog: (hopefully no more frogging) :crying:

Hmmmmmm…

The 12 stitches in the gauge swatch doesn’t mean to cast on 12 stitches… it means that if you mark 1 stitch, and the 12th stitch after it, and 16 rows you will have a 4 inch square. Generally whatever the gauge swatch is, I add some stitches and some rows to get a realistic measurement. (so I might cast on 20 stitches and knit 20 rows, but only measure 12 stitches by 16 rows).

I was thinking that it didn’t work because you cast on 12, and then decided to add 6 for fun (but I get it now)… Anyway, regardless of how you ended up with 18 stitches cast on, it should work, because 18 is a multiple of 4 (16) plus 2… so I think I’ll (or somene) will have to work a swatch for you… It should work with 10, 14, 18, 22 etc cast on stitches… :??

Thx so much for all your input Hildegard!!! :cheering: Very valuable info.! Made alot of sense. Ugh…I was all clueless :doh:

I’m all hyped up now LOL gonna go work another swatch. Gonna try 22 sts. this time. Wish me luck!

Thanks again Hildegard!! :notworthy:

KNITBIT :XX: <----working on NEW and “hopefully” improved swatch!

SUCCESS!!! :happydance:

Thanks Hildegard!!! :thumbsup: I think maybe I wasn’t paying attention to all the p2tog, yo, p2tog repeats…must’ve messed up somewhere in there. I payed closer attention this time …and well…everythings ok now. WHEW! :wink:

KNITBIT :XX:

good! glad it worked (=