Originally Posted by DBNico2254
R1: k2tog, k7 continue around;
R2: k2tog, k6 continue around;
R3: knit around;
R4: k2tog, k5 continue around;
R5: k2tog, k5 continue around;
R6: k2tog, k4 continue around, etc.
My problem is that by round 5 I do not enough stitches at the end of the round to knit the number the pattern specifies.
It's very hard to read when written in paragraph forum so I rewrote it out properly. Now if you look at it you can see that row 4 and 5 are the same. I think it must be a misprint because if you've been decreasing as written you wouldn't have enough as you found out. IMO it should be
R5: k2tog, k4 continue around;
R6: k2tog, k3 continue around, etc.
Each row has one less stitch in beween decreases. This is similar to hat decreases.