10-04-2006, 03:01 PM #1 thomastwosome Casting On   Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Stitches aren't adding up! Hi All I have another pattern question! I am knitting a rectangular shawl, with a diamond pattern and the 5th row of the pattern is really messing me up! FYI: the CO was 49 stitches. 5th row: K2tog. *yfwd. K5. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. Please tell me if these assumptions are correct: yfwd is the same as yo, results in an increase Sl1. K1. psso. decreases from 2 sts down to 1 Sl1. K2tog. psso. decreases from 3 sts down to 1 In the previous rows I have always ended up with 49 stitches, which I assume is correct, since we are making a rectangle. However, according to my calculations this 5th row of the pattern results is something other than 49 - the bit between asterisks adds up to 8, but then we have the 1 stitch before the asterisk and the 1 after. Does any of this make sense??? I don't usually overthink the patterns this much, but I kept stumbling on row 5, so I broke out the pencil and paper and tried to figure out what I'm doing wrong. Please let me know if any more info is needed, Laura

 10-04-2006, 03:19 PM #2 Stiney 2nd Sock, I Rock     Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: In the office with the lavapit Posts: 9,895 Thanks: 17 Thanked 100 Times in 97 Posts I usually break out the pen and the paper for the tricky rows, too. Okay. I'd like to type up what I wrote out, but it might be more confusing. I got it to 49 stitches, but the *repeat doesn't work out perfectly. It's everything except the last sl1, k2tog, psso, because that is replaced with sl1, k1, psso. Actually, here, this might help: (k2), yo, k, k, k, k, k, yo, (sl, k2tog, psso), yo, k, k, k, k, k, yo, (sl, k2tog, psso), yo, k, k, k, k, k, yo, (sl, k2tog, psso), yo, k, k, k, k, k, yo, (sl, k2tog, psso), yo, k, k, k, k, k, yo, (sl, k2tog, psso), yo, k, k, k, k, k, yo, (sl, k1, psso) Everything within the ()'s winds up as 1 stitch on the right needle. That equals 49, unless I can't count. Which is possible. __________________ Am famoos!
 10-04-2006, 03:26 PM #3 rebecca Grafting the Toe     Join Date: Apr 2005 Location: Follow the Yellow Brick Road... Posts: 7,620 Thanks: 189 Thanked 92 Times in 66 Posts I was thinking that must be it, too...unless the previous row has more sts, which you said it did not, I agree with cawthraven. __________________ Addicted to the Knit is Becka "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Whimsical Knitting Whimsical Knitting Designs I'm Becka on Ravelry!
 10-04-2006, 04:04 PM #4 thomastwosome Casting On   Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts You can count! Thank you ladies - I thought I was losing it!! So, is the pattern wrong? Or did I just misinterpret it? Perhaps a better way for it to be written would be: K2tog. *yfwd. K5. yfwd. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * to last 7 sts. yfwd. K5. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. It's a little more explicit. When I see repeats between *s, I assume I will need to complete each repeat. Thanks again. What a great community/forum, and speedy too, Laura

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