Hi everyone, My Winter Holiday knitting list is getting longer by the minute. Some people were kind enough to pick out the patterns for what they want, but my mother and grandmother gave me more challenging requests. I'm new to design, so I need some guidance.
Last week I found a pattern for a poncho I wanted to make my mom for Christmas while I was at work and emailed it to myself, only to find that the email would vanish into the ether. Yay computers.
I've been googling and searching pattern sites for about 45-60 minutes now with no luck, so if this sounds familiar, and one of you have it bookmarked, I would be so grateful...
It was knit with bulky weight yarn, I believe in garter stitch, on big needles, in two rectangular pieces. The pieces were sewn end-to-side and side-to-end (sort of a pisces fish formation) resulting in a triangular, symmetrical v-neck poncho, with a seam falling diagonally from the point of the v neck down. The picture of the poncho, to the best of my recollection was knit in a yellow or orange yarn (I could be crazy), and was laying on furniture, not modeled by a person or mannequin (this I'm sure about).
I believe it was a woman's personal website, and not a large knitting site, but I could be wrong.
The construction alone is easy enough to just mimic and fly by the seat of my pants, but I'm uncertain about what size to make the pieces and how much of the yarn I need, which is why I'd really like to find this pattern again.
Rogue instructions step 12: Shape front left shoulder -- Work (14 in my size) more rows on left shoulder in stockinette st, decreasing 1 st at neck edge every other row untii (17) sts remain.
According to my calculations: 14/2 = 7. 21-7 = 14, not 17. So, either I stop decreasing once I hit 17 sts or I work fewer rows.
Could someone clarify this for me, please? Thank you.
ETA: Per some helpful advice, I emailed girl from auntie and this is what she had to say:
You're being told to do two things in the instructions here: first, you're to work 14 more rows in st st; secondly, you're also being told to decrease 1 st at the neck edge until you have 17 sts.
These instructions are independent: neither dictates when the other should stop. For example, the instructions don't say "decrease 1 st at neck edge every other row for 14 rows", which is one way you tried to interpret it.
You'll work decreases until you have 17 sts, and you'll also work a total of 14 rows. As you will find that you'll reach your target of 17 sts before you've completed 14 rows, that simply means that you'll be working the last part of those 14 rows even.
So there you have it. Thank you all for your help and have a nice day.
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