I am starting my first major project. I am very excited but need some basic help. The pattern calls for a total of 129 stitches per row. When the pattern says k1, p1 it is easy to count the stitches. How do I count the following?
On your row 1, six stitches are used in between the *.....* and you end up with six stitches with each repeat of the *....*. In other words, the stitch count does not change. This is because the increases balance out the decreases. Each time there is a 'yf' (also known as a 'yo') a new stitch is created and each time there is a K2tog or a sl1 k1 psso it decreases one stitch. There are the same # of increases as there are decreases in both of the rows that you have mentioned so the stitch count at the beginning and end of your row will not change. Hope that this partly answers your question.
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