allureknits

01-09-2012, 08:33 PM

I'm a 'experienced' beginner knitter :) I am starting up a project - the Adele Gloves by Rowan {you can find the free pattern on their website}, and I'm getting stuck right when the lace pattern starts.

You start in a rib pattern with a total of 66 stch then here is the lace pattern:

Row 1: (RS) K3, * p1, yon, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k4, rep from * to last 7 sts, p1, yon, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k3.

Row 2: P3, * k1, p2, k1, p4, rep from * to last 7 sts, k1, p2, k1, p3.

Row 3: K3, * p1, k2tog, yfrn, p1, k4, rep from * to last 7 sts, p1, k2tog, yfrn, p1, k3.

Row 4: As row 2.

These 4 rows set lace pattern.

Cont in patt as set, dec 1 st at each end of 3rd and every foll 6th row to

46 sts.

I think I have determined that when I reach the 3rd row of the lace pattern {along with following 6th} that I will have to k2tog at the beginning and the end {decreasing 2 stitches total of that row}. But my concern is that the math isn't adding up from 66-to 64 to 62 the lace pattern gets confusing for me. So after I start the decrease, do I knit two more and start the p1, k2tog, yfrn, p1…

Or do I k2tog and knit only one more stich and then start thep1, k2tog, yfrn, p1…etc…

As you can tell I am very confused on how the math all adds up :)

any input is greatly appreciated! :D

Thanks!

You start in a rib pattern with a total of 66 stch then here is the lace pattern:

Row 1: (RS) K3, * p1, yon, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k4, rep from * to last 7 sts, p1, yon, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k3.

Row 2: P3, * k1, p2, k1, p4, rep from * to last 7 sts, k1, p2, k1, p3.

Row 3: K3, * p1, k2tog, yfrn, p1, k4, rep from * to last 7 sts, p1, k2tog, yfrn, p1, k3.

Row 4: As row 2.

These 4 rows set lace pattern.

Cont in patt as set, dec 1 st at each end of 3rd and every foll 6th row to

46 sts.

I think I have determined that when I reach the 3rd row of the lace pattern {along with following 6th} that I will have to k2tog at the beginning and the end {decreasing 2 stitches total of that row}. But my concern is that the math isn't adding up from 66-to 64 to 62 the lace pattern gets confusing for me. So after I start the decrease, do I knit two more and start the p1, k2tog, yfrn, p1…

Or do I k2tog and knit only one more stich and then start thep1, k2tog, yfrn, p1…etc…

As you can tell I am very confused on how the math all adds up :)

any input is greatly appreciated! :D

Thanks!