:XX: I am sort of a beginner. Knit years ago and just took it up again. Am making a crew neck pullover. Chevron pattern. Pattern states to inc. 1 st. each end of every 6th row 8 times. There are no changes in the pattern instructions to accomodate the extra stitches. How do I do this? Thanks
You have to imagine the chevron pattern expanding outward on each side. For the initial increase, you can just knit in the front an back of the stitch. On the next row, you’d work the extra stitch in pattern. On the right side, you’d knit the stitch that would come before the one that’s been knit in pattern, and at the end you’d knit the next stitch that would come next.
For example, if your knitting was kkkppkkkppkkkppkkk, on the next row you’d have pkkkppkkkppkkkppkkkp. Understandable?
If the pattern is in a chart, you could make copies of the chart to expand it, but if it’s written, then your best bet is to look at the knitting and figure out what would be the right stitch.
:XX: Thanks so much. Will try to experiment with your suggestion.
Inc. 1 st each and every 6th row 8 times (57 st)
Row 5: k3 *p3 k5 rep from * end p3 k3
Row 6: p3 *k3 p5 rep from * end k3 p3
I would start first incs on 6th row. Still a little confused as what to do.
It would be helpful if you could give me all the rows of the chevron pattern.
ETA–is there a link to the pattern?
I looked up chevron stitch and the pattern I found seems to be the same as yours–not the sweater, but the stitch.
On row 6, p1, m1, p2, work across, and finish with m1, p1
On row 7, k4 instead of 3, work across the middle and end with k4
On the next increase row, it depends on where in the pattern the increase falls. If you can’t figure out what comes next, let me know.
What I do to get myself oriented is to look at the knitting and figure out what would come next if the edge section were a complete repeat. Whatever would come next would be the stitch increased at each edge.
Designed by Barbara Breiter
Yarn: 7 skeins Lily Sugar 'N Cream (one skein=125 yds/114 m/2.5 oz/70g) or appropriate substitution
Needles: 8 and 10 US
Gauge: 4 st=1" over pattern stitch
Size: Medium (finished chest measurement=40")
Row 1: k1, *p7, k1; rep from *
Row 2: p1, *k7, p1; rep from *
Row 3: k2, *p5, k3; rep from *, end p5, k2
Row 4: p2, *k5, p3; rep from *, end k5, p2
Row 5: k3, *p3, k5; rep from *, end p3, k3
Row 6: p3, *k3, p5; rep from *, end k3, p3
Row 7: k4, *p1, k7; rep from *, end p1, k4
Row 8: p4, *k1, p7; rep from *, end k1, p4
Row 9: repeat row 2
Row 10: repeat row 1
Row 11: repeat row 4
Row 12: repeat row 3
Row 13: repeat row 6
Row 14: repeat row 5
Row 15: repeat row 8
Row 16: repeat row 7
With smaller needles, CO 36 st. Rib k1p1 3". Inc 5 st evenly over last row (41 st).
Change to larger needles and knit in pattern. Inc 1st each end every 6th row 8 times (57 st). Work 18½" or to desired length.
BO 4 st beg next 2 rows (49 st).
Dec 1 st each end every other row 14 times.
BO 21 st.
Do your increases on rows 6, 12, 2, 8, 14, 4, 10 and 16 of the pattern.
I’d knit or purl into the front and back of the first and last st for the initial increase for each of these rows (depending on what stitch is on the edge.)
Row 7 - begin and end with k5
Row 13 - begin and end with p5
Row 3 - begin and end with k5
Row 9 - b & e with k5
Row 15 - begin with p,k,p7, end with p7, k, p
Row 5 - begin with k, p3, k5, end with k5, p3, k
Row 11 - begin and end with p, k5, p
Row 1 - You’re back to having a complete repeat, so start with k, p7, k
I hope this is clear. You’ll see the pattern developing outward as you knit it.