### Part II: I Ain't Frontin'

FRONT:

Knit as for back until you have reached the end of the “point fantaisie no. 1" section (work measures 26 cm).

Square triangle:

Continue in Godron stitch and “point fantaisie no. 2” (see diagram) as follows: On the first row, knit across 1) 43 2) 45 3) 51 4) 57 5) 63 sts while decreasing 1) 11 2) 10 3) 12 4) 14 5) 14 sts evenly across these sts, then proceed in “point fantaisie no. 2” for the next 18 sts, then knit across remaining 1) 43 2) 45 3) 51 4) 57 5) 63 while again decreasing 1) 11 2) 10 3) 12 4) 14 5) 14 sts. At this point you will have 1) 82 2) 88 3) 96) 4) 104 5) 116 sts.

Square:

Continue in Godron stitch for 11 cm (36 rows), then bind off 3 sts on each side, then:

1) *4 rows up bind off 1 st, then every other row bind off 1 st over next 4 rows.* Repeat these 8 rows (* to *) 5 times total (40 rows worked). Next, bind off one st every other row 6 times (6 bound off over 12 rows). 52 rows worked.

2) *4 rows up bind off 1 stitch, then every other row bind off 1 st over next 6 rows.* Repeat these 10 rows (* to *) 4 times total (40 rows worked). Next, bind off one st every other row 8 times (8 sts bound off over 16 rows). 56 rows worked.

3) Every fourth row, bind off 1 st; do this twice (8 rows worked). Next, bind off 1 st every other row 26 times. (26 sts bound off over 52 rows). 60 rows worked.

4) Bind off 1 st every other row 31 times. (31 sts bound off over 62 rows).

5) *Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next two rows, then bind off 1 st three times every other row over next six rows.* Repeat these 8 rows (* to *) 4 times total (32 rows worked). Next, bind off 1 st every other row 17 times (17 sts bound off over 34 rows). 66 rows worked.

At this point the Godron stitch section should measure 1) 25 cm (80 rows); 2) 26 cm (84 rows); 3) 27 cm (88 rows); 4) 28 cm (90 rows); 5) 29 cm (94 rows). To form the neckline bind off the center 1)2)3) 10 sts 4)5) 12 sts. Continue knitting one side at a time, binding off at the neckline edge every other row, first binding off 4 sts, next 3 sts, next 2 sts, and lastly, one st.

The Godron stitch section should now measure 1) 28.5 cm (90 rows) 2) 29.5 cm (94 rows) 3) 30.5 cm (98 rows) 4) 31.5 cm (100 rows) 5) 32.5 cm (104 rows). Bind off the remaining 2 sts.

PS I'm up to the beginning of the Godron stitch section on the back, but can't find my darn camera connecty cord thang! Irritating, because the Knitpicks Merino Style is creating a nice result, and I wanted to show those of you working with it as well. Hope to find it among the junk here soon....

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I'm losing my mind. I'm trying to figure out how many stitches I should have remaining after each section. When I get to the end, I keep having 4 left but it says to BO the last 2. I must be missing 2 BOs somewhere else in the pattern but for the life of me I can't figure out where.

Can someone help? For the second size, after the square triangle, I have 88 sts like it says. For the solid square I should have BO 48 sts, right? That leaves 34. Then, the "meanwhile" part BOs 30 more sts, leaving 4. That has to be wrong but I don't know why.

Argh!

PS

To confirm the translation - in the "square" section for both the front and back, you BO on both sides, right? So where you wrote "9 over 18" it should be "18 over 18." That's the only way I can figure it out to match your math.

Also, in your front translation, you have a section that starts "At this point the godron should measure 1) 25 cm..." Should that be interpreted the same way as the "meanwhile..." section for the back?

Okay, let me see if I can help. For the second size, it seems like it should work out like this:

88

- 6 (initial bind-off)

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82

-40 (bound of * to *)

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42

-22 (bound off 2d part of raglan)

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20 (left before neckline bind-off)

It seems with French patterns when it says "repeat * to * X times" they really mean you only repeat that X times and no more (i.e., not 1 + X repeats). At least that's what I assumed when I did the math for my back piece. So you bind of 40 stitches for the first part of the raglan line, not 48. Then you bind off 22 for the second part of the raglan decrease. That should leave you with 20 to be bound off (keeping in mind that the last few raglan decreases will still be going on when you bind off for the center neckline, so you'll actually have like 22 or something when you get to "meanwhile").

Make sense? Can anyone confirm this?

Seal - maybe this should be posted to the main blog so others will be sure to see it?

Now I'm even more confused. Where are you getting 40 and 22? I get 32 and 16.

I think I need a break from all these numbers!

Here's the part of the pattern we're working with:

2) *4 rows up, bind off 1 stitch, then bind off 1 stitch every other row over next 6 rows.* Repeat these 10 rows (* to *) 5 times. Then bind off one stitch every other row 11 times.

I'm not really sure how you get 32, but here's how I get 40: From * to *, you are binding off 4 stitches. You're doing that simultaneously on both sides, so really you're binding off 8. You do 5 repeats. (Maybe you figured 4?). 8x5=40. Then you're just binding off 11 on each side for a total of 11x2=22 bound off.

Also, when I wrote "9 bound off over 18 rows," I'm still writing about one side of the raglan. Really you're right, it's 18 bound off over 18 rows when you figure it for both sides.

(for the 2nd size it's 22)

I'm talking about the front, in which case it reads:

2) *4 rows up, bind off 1 stitch, then bind off 1 stitch every other row over next 6 rows.* Repeat these 10 rows (* to *) 4 times. Then bind off one stitch every other row 8 times.

4x4x2=32

1x8x2=16

or am I REALLY crazy and am seeing things... ;)

aha! sorry about that! yup - i'm not there yet maybe someone else is? maybe the french knitalong folks can help?

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