My name is Jeanne and I'm from Boston AND a newbie knitter! My mom and my aunt are both knitters and have tried unsuccessfully in the past to teach me how to knit. Then last month on our annual trip away, we stopped into their favorite knitting store and though I had no intention of learning A G A I N ............it happened! I haven't been able to put down my sticks (as I all them!) since!!! I can do the basics (most of them) but my big thing has been knitting basket weave stitches and I just found a pattern for a Mock Cable Stitch which I am in love with. My question is this............when beginning the pattern, it says "multiples of....." This particular pattern calls for multiples of 10 +2 edge stitches. I understand what it is asking for and so I started a wide scarf (just to be on the safe side .......in terms of nothing big) I counted and cast on 72 stitches. My problem is that when I get almost to the end, I find that I don't finish the "pattern stitches" before I have to knit the last stitch. Does this make sense?? In other words if the row calls for K1 *K1 P1 K3 P3 P1 K1* k1 I don't get to finish the row before I have to knit the last stitch. Is this right??? I am assuming not but If I'm counting out the proper amount of stitches and am following the pattern, why don't I get through a whole row until I get to the end????? I KNOW I'M DOING SOMETHING WRONG!!!!
Help would be appreciated before I end up ripping it out gain for the umpteenth time! Thank you in advance!