Monday, August 06, 2007

Fifi Pattern Assitance


Hello everyone. I am knitting the size small for Fifi and have a pattern question. Row 43 and Row 50 are cable rounds and says to continue in established pattern, keeping the cable placement correct for the appropriate size. Can anyone assist? I'm not sure that I know what to do for these two rows? I'm on 39 now, so I'm getting really close to this first questionable row?

10 comments:

Cyn said...

Apparently I blew right past those rows without noticing they were sketchy, heh, but looking at the pattern - it looks like the cables are positioned slightly differently for the 120 CO and 140 CO sizes. So it's just telling you to position the cables as written for your size.

By the time you hit 43, you'll have alternating columns of cables and plain k sections. So you just need to continue the cable twists in the same column where they already are.

Susan said...

Will this be the staggered cable round?

Cyn said...

It will be basically the same as the previous staggered cable round, just that there will probably be a different number of stitches before the first cable twist and after the last one, between each set of markers. On 43 you'll be purling between the sections of knits and cables, and on 50 you'll just be knitting all the way through except for the cable twists.

That's what it means by established pattern, really - odd rows are 4x1 rib, even rows are knitted, and cable twists happen every 7 rows (which means sometimes they fall on rib rows and sometimes on knit rows).

Susan said...

Thanks - I think this'll give me the confidence to keep pushing through!

teri said...

Susan,
I was going to post the same question but also add that in the photo there doesn't seem to be more than five cable twists and at 43 we already have that (or I do). Can anyone help? Teri

AliceInDilbertland said...

I had wondered about the photo too -- it must be size XXS! Row 43 should be your 6th twist (not counting the staggered one on row 26).

Susan said...

Sorry for the confusion. The top was rolled a bit and at the point of the pic, I wasn't at row 43 yet. I wanted to post my questions before getting to that section to avoid screwing up. I'm on row 43 now and on the 6th twist.

AliceInDilbertland said...

Oops, I think I'm the one confusing things. :-O I was talking about the photo of the finished Fifi on the front of the pattern -- that one has only 5 twists in the top portion.

teri said...

Oops, sorry, I knew what I meant :)
I did mean the photo on the French girls pattern. So, I'm still a bit confused. Teri

teri said...

Alright, I'm continuing on blindly!! But I did want to ask, did everyone keep the center cable pattern going in the back of the sweater? I'm trying to envision how that would look and if it's necessary. Hope about a back snapshot? Anyone? Lemme no.