Oh, drat; Am I too late to help?
The twice refers to what is between the brackets. The instructions "[dc dec in next 3 chs] twice," can be written as... "[dc 3tog] twice."
But it looks like everyone else has managed to respond before me with very helpful explanations.
Looks like 112 stitches when you finish the row.
It sounds like a very dramatic wave pattern. The name is also intriguing; I'll have to search the web to see if I can find it.
Master of Crochet, apprentice of Knit
OTN another Black & gold Diagonal Square Potholder
OTH Baby blanket
OTH Lace doily - A vintage pattern recreating from an heirloom.
Last edited by OffJumpsJack : 10-21-2008 at 02:20 PM.
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