K1 (0)

Hi everyone.
I am about to finish this project and am stumped …

From [B][I] Brioche Malagaiter[/I][/B]
from MagKnits
by Mary Lou Egan

It is a lovely brioche stitch cowl/turtle/gaiter type scarf or neckwarmer which also converts to a hat. [It worked up beautifully in a soft Italian wool blend from my stash.]

I am stumped with the last row, included below.

[I]What is meant by K1 (0) … ?[/I]
And when I repeat across, do I just repeat the (p1,k2tog)?
The version has options of 52 or 60 inches on the needle.

[B]Last row:[/B] K1 (0), (p1, k2tog) across.

[B]Eyelet bind off:[/B] K1, yo, (bind off yo, k1, bind off k1, yo) across.



:zombie: That IS weird! At the bottom of the pattern are the designers website and email. Why don’t you email her and ask about it.

K1 (0), (p1, k2tog) across.

The first part - K1 (0) - tells you what to do for your size. If you’re making the smaller one k1, if you’re making the larger on, don’t, go on to the p1. Across, means you repeat across the whole row. It’s shorter than writing out -

Small size - k1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog, etc.
Large size - p1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, etc…

Jan in Ca…

Thank you, and yes I did write Mary Lou – she replied.

Suzeeq was correct. The number in the parenthesis following K1 (0) meant to not do that stitch for the larger 60 stitch sizing. The next parenthesis set was the repeated stitches for the rest of the row.

I am not sure why I got myself confused, as I have seen this notation in both Knitting and Crochet patterns [wrt sizing changes], but I guess I was wrapped up in the project, the brioche stitch [which was new to me], and the final rows for the eyelet and lacing which enables this gaiter neckwarmer to transform into a hat. This is a very fun and nice pattern, and thank you both for your suggestions and replies.


Last row: K1 (0), (p1, k2tog) across.

The way I would read it, is to either K1 or K0 according to the size you’re knitting, as has already been discussed. But then for the smaller size I’d just repeat the p1, k2tog across the row… ie repeating only the part in parentheses. So…

Smaller size - k1, p1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, etc.
(The k1 is only done at the beginning but not repeated.)