My knitting class was cancelled last night
but I won't be able to go to the makeup class, so I'm trying to get my Mock Cable square done.
The pattern looks so simple, I thought I'd give it a go, but boy did confusion ensue after the first row! I was pretty sure I screwed it up. Could you review my pattern and comments, and help me figure out what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks for viewing my quandry...
Square 3 - Mock Cable
Cast on 32 Stitches
I'm fine with the cast on!
Row 1: P2, *Slip 1 as if to Knit, K2, PSSO, P2, Repeat from * across
Here I understood the slip 1, K2, and then passed the slipped stitch over the last 2 knitted stitches. Where I got confused was for the next row, do I treat these two slipped over stitches as 1 stitch together or 2 stitches?
Row 2: K2, *P1, YO, P1, K2 - Repeat from * across row
I have the YO between the purl stitches and am okay with that. Here I wasn't sure if I was supposed to do the P1 or K1 on the previous rows slipped stitches and act as if they are one stitch, or am I supposed to knit/purl each individually. Also, do you see a standard number of stitches at the end of this row, to help keep me on track?
Row 3: P2 (K3, P2) across the row
I think I understand this, which is just begin with P2, then continue pattern of K3/P2 for remainder. Would I always end the row completing the K3/P2, or is it okay to end with K3? Again, a number of stitches that I have at the end of the row would help.
Row 4: K2 (P3, K2) across the row
Same question here, if I understood correctly above, and if it is okay to end on say a P3, instead of a K2? Should I have the same number of stitches as previous row?