11-03-2011, 09:03 PM #6871 knittingpurl Casting On   Join Date: Nov 2011 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts I have been knitting off and on for years and am having trouble with a particular pattern of a baby blanket for my Great grandchild. The instructions say to cast on 150 stitches and after about 3 rows of the pattern, I have increased stitches by at least 4, equals 154. The pattern reads as follows:*K1. yo. K5. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K5. yo K1. Rep from * to end of row. This is the "2nd row. Rows 1 and 3 are Knit and Purl respectively. What am I doing wrong? I know the blanket isn't supposed to get wider and wider?? I wonder if the pattern is misprinted? Can you help me out with this? I have taken the whole thing apart three times.

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 Originally Posted by knittingpurl I have been knitting off and on for years and am having trouble with a particular pattern of a baby blanket for my Great grandchild. The instructions say to cast on 150 stitches and after about 3 rows of the pattern, I have increased stitches by at least 4, equals 154. The pattern reads as follows:*K1. yo. K5. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K5. yo K1. Rep from * to end of row. This is the "2nd row. Rows 1 and 3 are Knit and Purl respectively. What am I doing wrong? I know the blanket isn't supposed to get wider and wider?? I wonder if the pattern is misprinted? Can you help me out with this? I have taken the whole thing apart three times.
It appears that you're increasing 2 in each repeat and decreasing by 2 in each repeat, so it should work out evenly. Also, each section uses 15 stitches, so that should work out to 10 repeats. I don't think the pattern is incorrect from what you've said. It's possible that you're forgetting to pass the slipped stitch over the k2tog here and there and knitting it in the next row. One way to be sure is to put a marker every 15 stitches to make sure that you don't have any extra stitches in any one section.
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