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tessellating fish afghan

I had this pattern bookmarked, but the website it was on seems to have died. I remember that it was just basic instructions to make a fish. Does anyone know the instructions or know of another site where this pattern is? I was really hoping to start it tonight.
thanks in advance.


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Jan. 31st, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
I can't find the pattern anymore but I remember the instructions, so here:

CO 6
(slip all first stitches purlwise; it helps during assembly)

1 (right side): sl1, kfb, k2, kfb, k
2: sl1, k7
3: sl1, kfb, k4, kfb, k
4: sl1, k9
[. . .]
15: sl1, k19
16: sl1, k4, p10, k5 (this is the stockinette triangle in the middle that becomes a fin, and also lets you decrease)
17: sl1, k4, sl1-k1-psso, k6, k2tog, k5
18: sl1, k4, p8, k5
19: sl1, k4, sl1-k1-psso, k4, k2tog, k5
20: sl1, k4, p6, k5
[. . .]
25: sl1, k4, k2tog, k5
26: sl1, k10
27: sl1, k4, k2tog, k4
28: sl1, k9
29: sl1, k3, k2tog, k4
30: sl1, k8
31: sl1, k8
32: sl1, k8
33: sl1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1
34: sl1, k10
35: sl1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1
36: sl1, k12

Keep kfb-ing on second and second-to-last stitches until you get to 23 stitches, then BO.
Or here's the Cliff Notes version:

CO 6.
Increase to 20 by kfb-ing on the second and second-to-last stitches on the right side.
Decrease to 9 by sl1-k1-pssoing on the sixth stitch and k2togging on the sixth-to-last stitch (stockinette in between) on the right side.
Increase back to 23 by kfb-ing on the second and second-to-last stitches on the right side
Jan. 31st, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's not sl1-k1-PSSO, it's just a SSK for the decreases. :)
Mar. 13th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
What does SSK mean then? I've been doing sl1-k1-psso because it was obvious that what was wanted was a decrease that slanted the opposite way to a k2tog, and I didn't know of another one. By you using the word "just" I'm assuming that SSK is less complicated? I'd be interested to learn a new technique!
Jan. 31st, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Someone posted a slightly modified fish pattern (to make them flat) in the knitting comm.

Hope it helps.
Jan. 31st, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
According to this blog entry, the pattern is originally from Knitting magazine and currently out of print, but should be available in the next book. That page does link to a German version, which is here if you know how to translate it..
Jan. 31st, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Awww... good thing I made several copies! (I kept losing them!) I love making fishies!
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
i was wondering the same thing..
Jan. 31st, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
you used to be able to find it through the google cache site, but I wasn't able to find it.

I've got a copy of it that I could share.
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