# Pattern puzzle 2

Hi there,

actually I came to this page because I got the same problem described here under “pattern central” in a thread named “pattern puzzle” and I still found no way to a solution. Even the people around me being able to knit a bit couldn´t solve it yet. Maybe someone here can help me with this:

Step 1: Cast on 27 stitches. | Row 1 Knit to end | Row 2 Purl to end | Row 3 Knit to end | Row 4 20p, 2k, 5p | Row 5 2k, p, k, 3p, k to end | Row 6 8k, 10p, (2k, 2p)x2, p | Row 7 27k | Row 8 2k, 4p, 8k, 6p, 2k, 5p | Row 9 10k, 2p, 6k, 2p, 2k, 3p, 2k | Row 10 (2k, 4p)x3, 9p | Row 11 20k, p, 2k, p, 3k | Row 12 (2k, 4p)x2, 3k, p to end | Row 13 Knit to end | Row 14 12p, 14k, p | Row 15 15k, 3p, 9k | Row 16 23p, 4k | Row 17 8k, 2p, 3k, 2p, k to end | Row 18 6k, 5p, 2k, 4p, 7k, 3p | Row 19 Knit to end | Row 20 5p, 13k, p to end | Row 21 8k, 3p, 9k, 3p, 4k | Row 22 14p, 12k, p | Row 23 13k, 6p, 8k | Row 24 3p, 4k, 18p, 2k | Row 25 p, 11k, (2k, 2p)x2, k to end | Row 26 10k, 6p, 3k, p to end | Row 27 3k, 2p, k to end | Row 28 2k, 5p, k, p, 4k, 3p, 2k, p, 3k, 5p | Row 29 Knit to end | Row 30 3k, 4p, 2k, 2p, 4k, p, 2k, 4p, 3k, 2p | Row 31 Knit to end | Row 32 2p, 6k, 4p, k to end | Row 33 15k, p, k to end | Row 34 16p, 2k, 7p, 2k | Row 35 Knit to end | Row 36 15p, 3k, p to end | Row 37 Knit to end | Row 38 13p, 5k, (2k, 2p)x2, p | Row 39 4k, 5p, k to end | Row 40 2k, 11p, 2k, 4p, 7k, p | Row 41 Knit to end | Row 42 4k, 7p, 5k, 3p, 2k, 4p, 2k | Row 43 Knit to end | Row 44 2k, p, 3k, 6p, 2k, p, 5k, p, k to end | Row 45 Knit to end | Row 46 2k, 3p, 3k, 4p, 2k, 9p, 2k, 2p | Row 47 16k, 5p, 6k | Row 48 p, k, 5p, 6k, p to end | Row 49 5p, k to end | Row 50 p, k, p to end | Row 51 9k, 6p, 5k, 2p, 5k | Row 52 2k, 9p, 2k, p to end | Row 53 Knit to end | Row 54 (2k, 4p)x3, 5p, 3k, p | Row 55 Knit to end | Row 56 p, 2k, 2p, 4k, 3p, k to end | Row 57 Knit to end | Row 58 2p, 4k, 2p, 5k, 11p, 3k | Row 59 21k, 6p | Row 60 k, p to end | Row 61 11k, 3p, k, p, 11k | Row 62 p, 3k, 9p, 3k, p to end | Row 63 Knit to end | Row 64 9p, (4p, 2k)x3 | Row 65 7p, k to end | Row 66 2p, 3k, 4p, (4p, 2k)x3 | Row 67 Knit to end | Row 68 7k, 2p, 2k, 3p, k to end | Row 69 3k, 2p, 9k, p, 4k, 2p, 5k, p | Row 70 2k, 4p, 7k, 3p, 2k, 4p, 3k, 2p | Row 71 9k, 2p, 4k, 3p, k to end | Row 72 3k, 3p, 2k, 4p, 5k, p to end | Row 73 p, 9k, 3p, k to end | Row 74 2p, 5k, p, 6k, 2p, k, p to end | Row 75 14k, 3p, 6k, 4p | Row 76 10p, 2k, p, k, p to end | Row 77 5k, 4p, 13k, 3p, 2k | Row 78 3k, 10p, 2k, 5p, k, p to end | Row 79 Knit to end | Row 80 2k, (4p, 2k)x2, k, 5p, k to end | Row 81 Knit to end | Row 82 (2k, 4p)x2, 4k, 3p, 3k, 3p, 2k | Row 83 21k, 3p, 3k | Row 84 p, 13k, p, 6k, 4p, 2k | Row 85 Knit to end | Row 86 3p, 2k, 4p, 3k, 13p, 2k | Row 87 3k, 2p, 10k, (p, 3k)x2, 4p | Row 88 3p, 4k, 6p, k, p to end | Row 89 p, 9k, 2p, k to end | Row 90 12k, p, 4k, 8p, 2k | Row 91 5k, 4p, k to end | Row 92 2k, 9p, 3k, 2p, 4k, 5p, 2k | Row 93 Knit to end | Row 94 p, 4k, 7p, 2k, 5p, 4k, 2p, 2k | Row 95 Knit to end | Row 96 4p, 9k, 9p, 5k | Row 97 k; (k, p)x2, 8k, p, 3k, (p, 4k)x2 | Row 98 25p, 2k | Row 99 Knit to end | Row 100 3p, 3k, 5p, k, 4p, 3k, p to end | Row 101 8k, 2p, k, 2p, k to end | Row 102 p, 2k, 3p, 2k, p, k, 6p, 2k, p, 3k, p to end | Row 103 3k, 3p, 2k, 5p, k to end | Row 104 2k, p, 2k, 4p, k, (2k, p)x3, 3p, 3k, 2p | Row 105 3k, 3p, 2k, 5p, k to end | Row 106 p, 2k, 3p, 2k, p, k, 4p, k to end | Row 107 8k, 2p, k, 2p, k to end | Row 108 3p, 3k, 5p, k, 4p, 2k, 7p, 2k | Row 109 Knit all stitches | Row 110 Purl all stitches | Row 111 Knit all stitches | Cast off

At the End a pattern with numbers should appear … something like

ab.cde / fg.hij

Any help is appreciated. During my search through the internet I found some programs … but it seems like they doing it just the other way around (you draw it in java or so and it generates these cryptic instructions … )

You can actually graph this out yourself if you use a filled square for the purls and a blank square for the knits on the odd rows and vice versa on the even rows. Read the odd rows from right to left and the even rows from left to right. You can chart in Excell or by hand.

Hey salmonmac,

thanks for your reply. Actually this is what my girlfriend (who knows a little about knitting socks etc.) did before I posted this problem here. We have four excel pages of this pattern and none of them shows anything similar to numbers (or any other regular shape). This is confusing especially for me as I thought instructions like these are well-defined with only one possible solution …