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Old 12-05-2011, 02:58 PM   #4
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You mean when you count the sts the pattern has you work for the row you get 41? The YOs don't use a stitch, they add one that the decs take away. Here's how to break down R 1 with stitch counts -

K6, uses 6, leaves 6
ssk uses 2, leaves 1
yo, uses 0, leaves 1
k1, uses 1, leaves 1
yo, uses 0, leaves 1
k2tog, uses 2, leaves 1
p4, uses 4, leaves 4
twice, everything after k6, we're at 24 sts by this time.
ssk, uses 2, leaves 1
yo, uses 0, leaves 1
k1, uses 1, leaves 1
yo, uses 0, leaves 1
k2tog, uses 2, leaves 1
k6 uses 6, leaves 6

If you add up both the sts used and the sts left, it's 35
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