View Full Version : Confused about Pattern directions - Help?

07-10-2010, 10:30 PM
Here is the section of pattern I am working on:

Row 1: p4, (inc in next st, p2, k1-b, p2) across, end inc in next, p4.
Row 2: p3, k5, (p1, k6) across, end k5, p3.
Row 3: p8, *(k1, yo, k1) in next st, p6; rep from * to last 8 sts, p8.
Row 4: p3, k5, (p3, k6) across, end p3, k5, p3.
Row 5: p8, *(k1, lift running thread between next two sts to left needle, and purl) twice, k1, p2, inc in next, p3; rep from * to last 8 sts, p8.

I've got R1 down, and then by my estimation, I did R2 right as well. R3 is throwing me off - its not equaling the same number of stitches as the row calls for, and I do not know why. I decided to just roll with it (clearly I was crazy) but then R4 was off as well...I am getting super frustrated!

(BTW, its completely frogged right now, and I am working on the rows leading up to this part again.)

Thanks for any help you can give me from this disconnected post.

07-10-2010, 10:40 PM
In row 2, the repeating sts are p1, k6, which are 7 sts. R3 uses those same 7 sts - K, YO, K in one stitch, and p6. Knit into the st, leave it on the needle, YO and knit into it again, then knit 6.

07-10-2010, 11:41 PM
Thank you so much! That made much more sense and worked out for R3! Now here's to hoping I keep understanding what I am doing.