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Fruit Reticules
Pineapple reticule cont. 
12th-Nov-2008 12:31 pm
Psmith
About 10 rows in now, and already found one error with the pattern. If you're working off the chart, I think it's okay, but if you're following the written directions it's messed up from row 4 onwards.

Row 3 is: *k6, sk2tog psso, k6, yo, k1, yo* repeat 10 times from *. For the remaining rows of the leaves, she simply tells you to repeat row 3. However, doing that results in the decreases and increases being off one stitch and the whole thing skewing sharply to one side and generally ugh. In order to keep the increases and decreases centered in nice neat lines, the pattern has to jog back one stitch on each successive row. For example:

Row 3: *k6, sk2tog psso, k6, yo, k1, yo* repeat 10 times from *
Row 4: *k5, sk2tog psso, k6, yo, k1, yo, k1* repeat 10 times from *
Row 5: *k4, sk2tog psso, k6, yo, k1, yo k2* repeat 10 times from *
etc.

Or you could simply add an extra stitch so that you are working with 177 stitches instead of 176, which should induce an automatic shift.

I'm currently keeping stitch markers at what is now the end of each round for me, and at what would have been the end of the round using her instructions, since I'm not sure which mark I'll need when I get further in the pattern. I suspect that the body of the fruit probably has the same error as the leaves.

Other than the pattern errors, it's going quite nicely so far. The DMC thread is a dream to knit with, and so pretty!
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