Originally Posted by MGM
It seems that you are miscounting somewhere. If you cast on 50 and then do k4, p4 with one single purl at the beginning and one single purl at the end, it should work out perfectly.
See, I'm not getting the same math, I'm getting what Cocoabean is. This is how I'm counting it. 50 minus the first purl = 49. 49 minus the last 5 stitches = 44. Then the repetition is 8 stitches, k4, p4, which should somehow go evenly into 44, but obviously doesn't.
In other words, the repetition ends on 4 p stitches, so the last 9 stitches should be 4p, 4k, 1p, and Cocoabean is getting 8k, 1p, which throws the instructions off for Row 2.
Cocoabean, are you certain it's 50 stitches? That pattern would work with 46 or 54, but not 50. Maybe there's a correction somewhere?