Knitting a pouf ottoman
I am about to start knitting a floor ottoman pouf and was a bit confused about this direction on the pattern. Can you please shed some light?
Worked from side to side. Cast on 24-30 sts on needle size 15 mm. Work 2 rows GARTER ST. Continue in garter st with turns as follows to avoid a hole at the top and at the bottom: * Work row until 4 sts remain, turn piece, tighten first st, work row until 4 sts remain, turn piece, tighten first st, work row until 8 sts remain, turn piece, tighten thread, work row until 8 sts remain, turn piece, tighten first st, work return row on 16-22 sts. Work 1 row on all sts *. Repeat from *-*. When piece measures approx 120 -130 cm – See MEASUREMENT TIP – cast off loosely.
So am I starting with about 30 stitches and then reducing the length of stitches to 22 in 4 rows? Why do they have me stop at 4sts until the end of the row. Am I only supposed to tighten the first stitch then (it doesn't sound like a decrease). However they have you jumping down to a 16-22 sts on the 4 row - is one end supposed to be longer than the other?
Thank you so much for your help in advance.