#1

Hello.
I am Nao, I am trying to knit a teddybear from Debbie Bliss Simplybaby, page 67.

I could not understand this below, please will you help me?

Body

Make 2 peices, beg at shoulders.
With size 3 needle, cast on 22 sts.
K 10 rows.
[COLOR=“Red”]Cont in garter st and inc 1 st at each end of next row and 6 foll 6th rows. 36 sts.[/COLOR]
K 7 rows.

I don’t understand what [U]6 foll 6th rows[/U] is.

Thank you so much for your help!

#2

Cont in garter st and inc 1 st at each end of next row and 6 foll 6th rows. 36 sts.

Not sure about the ‘6 foll 6th rows’…is this typed correctly?

1. k [B]inc both ends[/B] this is the ‘next row’ …24 sts
2. *k
3. k
4. k
5. k
6. k
7. k [B]inc both ends[/B] this is the 6th row …26 st

It may be asking you to repeat the last 6 (from *) 6x. Working the seq (from *) 5 more times…after what I posted above… (which is 10 more incs) would give you total of 36 sts.

This is just a guess based on what you posted.

#3

Yes, you would increase every 6th row for 6 times until you get to 36 sts.

#4

cam90066,

Thank you so much your help.
yes, I typed correctly.
I would knit it like what you say.
Thank you!! Nao

#5

suzeeq,

Thank you so much for your help.
So you are saying the same thing that cam90066 said?

So every 6 rows, I have to inc 1 st X 6.
I think I get it.
Thank you. Nao

#6

So every 6 rows, I have to inc 1 st X 6.

No, you inc [B]TWO[/B] sts…one at each end of the row.

#7

Yes, every 6 rows, inc 2 sts, and do that 6 times.

#8

cam90066,

Okay, Thanks. I will do that.
Nao

#9

suzeeq,

Thank you, I will do that.
Nao

#10

I have knitted this teddy bear and found it on the easy side to knit the rough part for me was sewing all of the seams.

#11

Knitting Mitchie,

Thank you for the tip.
I know it seems like a lot of work after knitting.
I don’t know I can do this.
I am a beginner!

Nao

#12

I am also knitting a baby Shrug.
I could not understand “cast-on” after knitting some rows.

Like this…

Back, front, & Sleeves

Work in one piece.
With size 8 needles, cast on 8 sts.
P 1 row.
Beg with a k row, work in St st.
[COLOR=“Red”]Cast on 13 sts at beg of next rows.[/COLOR] 60 sts.
Beg with a k row, work 30 rows in St st.
Change to size 8 circular needle.

Shepe Sleeves
[COLOR=“red”]Cast on 8 sts at beg of next 8 rows.[/COLOR] 124 sts.

Are “Cast-on” and “increase” same thing?

Nao

#13

Are “Cast-on” and “increase” same thing?

No. Check out the vids for Cast Ons and Increases to see the difference. Do either a Knitted or Cable CO to add sts to the existing rows.

ETA: Casting on to existing rows is very common question. Some existing threads that might interest you:

Casting on a stitch in the middle of a project

casting on in the middle

How to cast-on in middle of a project?

Cast on in the middle of project

#14

campoo66,

Thank you very much.
I am so glad you helped me alot.
You are my knitting teacher!!! Thank you!!!

Nao

#15

I am making Debbie’s baby shrug right now.
I have a 8 side circular needle with 124 sts and making a back of shrug.
I finished Back, front, & Sleeves and shape sleeves. and then this below.

Here is my question:

## [B]Divide for fronts[/B] Next row k52 sts, leave these sts on a spare needle, bind off next 20 sts, k to end.(total 124 sts) [COLOR=red]Cont on last set of 52 sts for left front.[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]Work even for 5 rows, ending at front edge.[/COLOR] [COLOR=red][B]Next row[/B](right side)k3, M1, k to end.[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]Work even for 3 rows.[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]Rep the last 4 rows 4 times more and the inc row once more. 58 sts.[/COLOR]

I did knit 52 sts and binded off 20 sts, and knit 52 (left sleeve)st.
I could not understand after that. I worked in St st for 5 rows.(Left side 52 sts) Is that right?
And how can I go to Next row(right side) k3, M1, k to end if the working yarn is left side. I wish I could post my phote, but I don’t know how.
Thank you.

#16

I think it means knit to the end of the set of sts you’re working on, not all of them.

#17

So you mean,
[COLOR=#ff0000]Cont on last set of 52 sts for left front.
Work even for 5 rows, ending at front edge.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red][B]Next row[/B](right side)k3, M1, k to end.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Work even for 3 rows.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Rep the last 4 rows 4 times more and the inc row once more. 58 sts.[/COLOR]
for the left 52 sts side?
So why does it say “Next row (right side)”??

#18

Even though you’re only working on 52 sts, there’s still a RS/WS to them. After you’ve done the 16 rows, your next row will be a RS row.

#19

It doesn’t seem to be complicated but the instructions are so vague and confusing …
K 10 rows, does that mean k 10 rows, THEN starting at row 11, increase 1 st at ea end? Or CO 22 and start inc right away.

Also, is there a specific inc technique recommended?

Then, in line with the original question, “inc 1 st at ea end of next row and 6 foll 6th rows. 36 sts”. Does that mean, k 5 rows and on the 6th row inc 1 st ea end? So that I’ve got like 30 rows before I’ve inc’d to 36 st?

Thx!

#20

Knit 10 rows and then begin incs with row 11. You can use your favorite inc.
Yes, knit 5 rows, inc on the 6th. It should take you to row 47.