Originally Posted by mk190
I am trying to knit the following scarf but I am confused by the directions. It says cast on 25 stitches, row 1 and all ws rows are purl-which I am fine with but I can't figure out how I am supposed to work row 2: *K1,ssk (yo k1) 3 times, yo k2tog* repeat, end with k1. This should equal 25 stitches but I am obviously doing something wrong because I am getting everything but 25 stitches. To confuse things even further the designer has updated the pattern to make it better and that's throwing me off too. The pattern is Rabbit Tracks Lace, by spindyeknit.Any and all help would be appreciated.
You should have 31 stitches at the end of row 2 not 25. There are 4 increases and 2 decreases between each pattern repeat, which is done 3 time across the row.
Looking at the pattern Row 4 reads *K1, ssk, k5, k2tog*, repeat, end k1
So there are no increases and 2 decreases in each pattern repeat. This gives a reduction of 6 sitches across the row bringing the sitich count back to 25.