Understanding my pattern

Hello all. I am trying to knit an older pattern and these instructions are stumping me. It says to k 9, p1, k1 in 7 sts, then k 9, p1, k1 in 12 sts. I cannot figure out how to knit 9 purl 1 and knit one in 7 stitches. Can anyone help? Thanks. Zoyesu

Does it definitely mean in the same stitch, or just the number of stitches to k/p?

Cast on 49 sts. 1st row: K 1, p 1, ending with k 1. 2nd to 6th rows incl: Same as 1st row. (This is the moss st). 7th row: K 1, p 1 for 13 sts, (thread over, k 2 together) 4 times, p 1, k 1 for 8 sts, (thread over, k 2 together) 4 times, p 1, k 1 for 12 sts. 8th row: K 1, p 1 for 12 sts, k 9, p 1, k 1 for 7 sts, k 9, p 1, k 1 for 12 sts. 9th row: K 1, p 1 for 12 sts, (k 2 together, thread over) 4 times, k 1, p 1 for 8 sts, (k 2 together, thread over) 4 times, k 1, p 1 for 13 sts. 10th row: Same as 8th.

Above is the context of the pattern I am following. Can’t tell but doesn’t appear to mean in same stitch for 7 stitches. But?

Letting you know I moved your question and the replies to it’s own topic. It’s best not to ask questions in another topic because it gets confusing for both you and the OP. :slight_smile: I’ve tagged both you and Evie since she’s been helping. :slight_smile:
@Zoyesu @Evie

Lol, hopefully I wouldn’t get confused (I was the OP!), thank you :blush: Hopefully I got the right idea about the pattern (I feel like a proper knitter now, giving out advice and everything! Only been knitting a year).

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I couldn’t figure out how to start an independent topic. So I hit reply in the question on pattern area. Sorry

No problem! This new forum software is new to us as well so ask if you have questions…we may have figured it out. In this case… the link for a new topic is on the upper right when you are on the main page of the forum. After you click that you can select the category you want and add a title. I put this one in the How-to Forum, but it would be okay in General as well.

Thanks. I checked and see the new for future use. These older patterns off raverly seem to always have a stumper in them. Appreciate the help.

Can you link to the pattern and/or give us a name? Is it on Ravelry? Sometimes just seeing a picture helps a lot.

Checkerboard Knitted Bedspread Pattern #517
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This free pattern originally published in: Spool Cotton #65, New Book of Bedspreads
Checkerboard Knitted Bedspread Pattern #517

A knitted bedspread is unusual in itself, but for the woman who prefers to knit, this checkerboard design offers a simple and pleasing idea. A knitted spread can give a very solid effect without having the weight that a similar design in crochet would entail. Should you prefer to alternate blocks of color with those of ecru or white you will find that you can create an idea in keeping with the old- fashioned and now revived mode of patchwork quilt making.
Because of laundering, some persons prefer to omit the fringe, and in this case, the bedspread is equally attractive and quite modern in design when so done.
Materials: Clark’s O.N.T. Knitting and Crochet Cotton, for double size spread, 16 x 19 blocks (finished size about 88 x 104½ inches), 39 balls or hanks of White or Ecru, not including fringe; for single size spread, 13 x 19 blocks (finished size about 71½ x104½ inches), 32 balls or hanks, not including fringe. 5-inch fringe requires about 26 yards of thread for each 12 inches. Steel knitting needles, 2½ mm. size.
Gauge: Blocks are 5½ inches square. (Each block requires 52 yards of thread).
Cast on 49 sts. 1st row: K 1, p 1, ending with k 1. 2nd to 6th rows incl: Same as 1st row. (This is the moss st). 7th row: K 1, p 1 for 13 sts, (thread over, k 2 together) 4 times, p 1, k 1 for 8 sts, (thread over, k 2 together) 4 times, p 1, k 1 for 12 sts. 8th row: K 1, p 1 for 12 sts, k 9, p 1, k 1 for 7 sts, k 9, p 1, k 1 for 12 sts. 9th row: K 1, p 1 for 12 sts, (k 2 together, thread over) 4 times, k 1, p 1 for 8 sts, (k 2 together, thread over) 4 times, k 1, p 1 for 13 sts. 10th row: Same as 8th.
11th to 18th rows incl: Repeat 7th to 10th rows incl. twice. 19th row: K 1, p 1 for 5 sts (thread over, k 2 together) 4 times. * P 1, k 1, for 8 sts, (thread over, k 2 together) 4 times, repeat from * once, p 1, k 1 for 4 sts. 20th row: K 1, p 1 for 4 sts, * k 9, p 1 and k 1 for 7 sts, repeat from * 2 times, ending with p 1 and k 1 for 4 sts. 21st row: K 1, p 1 for 4 sts, (k 2 together, thread over) 4 times, * k 1, p 1 for 8 sts, (k 2 together, thread over) 4 times, repeat from * once, k 1, p 1 for 5 sts. 22nd row: Same as 20th row.
23rd to 30th rows incl: Repeat 19th to 22nd rows incl. twice. 31st to 54th rows incl: Repeat 7th to 30th rows. 55th to 66th rows incl: Same as 7th to 18th rows. Finish block with 6 rows of moss st. Bind off but do not break thread, but crochet around block as follows: * S c in each of next 4 sts, ch 3, s c in same st as last s c. Repeat from * around, making a loop of ch-5 at each corner. Join adjacent blocks by the ch-3 loops. If desired, knot fringe in each picot loop around spread.

This pattern was on free vintage knitting.com. Was looking for thread bedspread pattern that seems easier than most. Not much luck but this one doesn’t seem too tough.

Wow… a bedspread… faints :astonished: I’ll take a look at this in a bit. Getting ready to eat dinner here.

I’ve looked at the pattern and I’m not sure how to do that either. Hopefully someone else can offer a clue.

Looks like Evie and Zoyesu worked it out at the bottom of the Hello! thread.

Good going!

Thank you :slight_smile: it is quite therapeutic but I still find myself getting bored with endless rows of k and p! I’m also starting a crochet c2c blanket as just learning how to do crochet so I can do that alongside but might start doing some little projects that I can do in a couple of hours just to keep things interesting.