Originally Posted by SabrinaJL
Knit 2, * knit 2 stitches together, knit 7, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 7, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch, and off the right needle; repeat from * across to the last 2 stitches, knit 2: you'll still have 137 stitches.
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There are four stitches outside of the *...* (K2 before, and K2 at the end). If you take that away from the total # of stitches, 137, you are left with 133 stitches which are to be used up on the part between the *...*. Inside the asterix's we have....K2tog (uses 2 stitches), K7 (uses 7), yo (doesn't use any of the original stitches, makes a new stitch), K1 (uses 1), yo (new stitch), K7 (uses 7), sl1, k1, psso (uses 2 stitches), so that is a total of 19 stitches needed to do the middle section. 19 divides evenly into the 133sts so you know that you will do Knit 2, seven repeats of what's inside the *....* (because 19sts x 7 repeats would arrive at 133sts), then Knit 2 at the end.
All that to say, there is no error in the pattern, it should work out.
Have you taken a look at any of the videos showing the abbreviations on this page: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ons_explained/
?? There are videos for the yarn over, as well as the sl1, K1, psso. I suspect it is one of those two that are mixing you up.
I hope this has been helpful and not confusing, post back if you still can't figure it out.