I've just begun knitting again after a very very long break, and I'm probably being a little too ambitious in my second project, but it started off so well! And now I'm stumped, and I'm hoping someone can help.
I'm making a baby cardigan, so I've 51 sts, and I've knitted 6 rows and Moss st 4 rows, and now I have to make eyelets as follows:
Moss st 1, yrn, p2tog, * moss st 4, yrn, p2tog; rep from * to last 0 st
Cont in moss st until back measures 12cm from cast-on edge, ending with ws row.
I've interpreted this as doing one moss st, so a purl, then keeping the yarn forward, purl 2 sts together, and then moss st 4, move the yarn to the front, purl 2 together, and repeat. But then I ended up with 40 (ish) sts, and there's no mention of increasing the sts back to 51. And the reason why I'm questioning my interpretation is that the next instructions are as follows:
Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 43 sts.
Where am I going wrong?