Knitting pattern help

Hi iam a beginner having a problem it might seem silly but i do not understand a part of my knitting pattern .1st -7th rows knit.
8th row purl i know how to do that part
Those 8 rows form the pattern .
This next bit iam stuck on
16 rows straight then increasing 1 st at each end of next and every following 8th row until there are 101 sts
Any help please
Thanks krissy

If it is a free pattern, could you put up a link to the pattern so we are able to look at it?

No its one that a friend gave me from out of a magazine so not sure about copy rights . could i write the bit of pattern out from the rib

Hi Krissy, you work the pattern repeat of [knit 7 rows,purl the 8th row] twice more then, on the following row (pattern row 1) you increase at the beginning and at the end of this row only. Work the rest of the pattern repeat to the purl row then on the following row (pattern row 1) increase 1 st each end again. You keep repeating this until you have 101 sts on your needles.
Hope this helps, enjoy your knitting.

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Hi Linda , thankyou that now makes sense to me now .

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Thanks , sorry it may sound silly but i increase on the knit row not the 8 the purl is that correct .

Hi Krissy, That’s right. You increase on pattern row 1 ,which is a knit row :grinning:

Thank you
I am still learning the art of knitting and pattern reading .
Just like to say that you and this group are a great help thankyou to all .

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This may sound silly but have i got this correct , you only increase on the 1 row and end row of the knit and not the rest of knit row ,2 3 4 5 6 or 7

Hi Krissy, You increase 1 st at each end of pattern row 1 only (the first of the 7 knit rows) You work all the other rows without any increases. You keep repeating the same pattern of knit 7 rows, increasing on row 1, purl row 8 until you have 101sts on your needles.
Hope this helps,

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Thank you for all you help.
Reading knitting patterns is not easy but ill get there this is the second jumper iam knitting so hopefully it will get easier to understand them .


Hi i did 8 rows of pat to get to 101 st
And started with 89 st before the increases
I dont have the name or link to the pattern it was one some one gave me from people friends magazine .

hope this is ok to show
Quick and easy to make pretty summer top on one page it says keep it simple that could be the pat name


Hi just need to know if i have understood this correct

Its the shaping armholes part ,
I get cast off 9st at beg of next two rows (18) st to cast off . know i have 83 st left
This bit iam stuck on
Dec1 st at each end of next and every following alternative row untill there are 69 st .

The pattern wants the decreases at each end of every other row (so that’s 2 decreases per decrease row).
If you call the next row, row 1 then the decreases are on rows 1,3,5,7,9,11,13.
Sounds like you’re making good progress. I hope we get to see a photo when you finish!

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Thank you think i have got that .
I dont know what i would do with out this group and all the help :grinning: