has anyone every knit "lacy throw" by bernat yarn? i have tried this pattern over and over and over, and im ready to scream. i tried putting stitch markers between the lace panel, but at the end of the first row, i have 14 sts, not 13. someone please help
Take some other yarn and cast on 44 sts and practice the pattern. K 2 or 3 rows, then do row 1. Remember to do the middle part twice - P2. K2tog. yo. P2. yo. Sl1. K1. psso - then the p2, k2tog yo. You won't have enough to repeat from the * again, but should have 13 sts to do the end of the row alright. Also, a YO doesn't use up a stitch, it just wraps the yarn around the needle.
So here's how it goes -
*P2. - 2 sts
Work 1st row Lace Panel. - 9 sts
(P2. K2tog. yo. P2. yo. Sl1. K1. psso) twice. - 8 sts times 2 = 16
P2. K2tog. yo. - another 4 sts.
Rep from * to last 13 sts. - can't do any repeats with less sts
P2. Work 1st row Lace Panel. P2. - 13 sts
So you've got 2+9+16+4+13 = 44sts. You start and end with the same number of sts.
Getting the first row set in a pattern is always trouble. If you still have your last attempt on the needle, just check it. You should have 6 groups of 31 sts marked off for the repeats (between the **) and a final set of 13 at the end of the row. If you're just one st off, I think it may be a random error in the repeats, maybe a P1 instead of a P2.
so my last attempt, i marked off the lace panel sts with markers, but when i get to the second row, in which the lace panel is p4, k1, p4, i have left over stitches inside the lace panel repeat. what am i doing wrong?
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