Pattern "Math" (No. of Stitches) Doesn't Add Up--N
I'm working on a dishcloth pattern from the book Color Splash Dishcloths (published by Leisure Arts), No. 6 pattern, and it says to Cast On 37 stitches. The first 2 rows say Knit Across. OK, fine I can do that! Then Row 3 says this:
K1, SSK, YO, K1, *YO, K2tog* (repeat to last st), K1
Row 4 is Knit Across, then Row 5 says:
K1, SSK, YO, K31, YO, K2tog, K1
OK, if there are 37 stitches, I end up with 2 left over on Row 3. Then on Row 5, I don't have enough. Wouldn't you need 39 stitches to get these to work? For example, Row 4 has K31, this leaves 6 stitches, presumably 3 on each side of the K31. If you K1, this is in Stitch 1 from the row before. Then SSK would be Stitches 2 & 3 together, which would be Stitch 2 on the new row. Then YO would be stitch 4 from the old row, and would be 3 and 4 on the new (since it created a new stitch to make up for what I lost doing the SSK).
Then past the K31, the YO would be one stitch from the old row creating 2 new ones. Then the K2tog would be 2 stitches from the old creating one stitch. Finally the K1 would be Stitch 37 from the old row and same on the new.
Wouldn't you need 4 stitches on each side of the K31, for a total of 39 stitches? 39 stitches also made Row 3 work out evenly. Are there sometimes mistakes on these patterns? Or am I missing something since I'm just learning SSK and K2tog? Help!!