I'm having an "Ingrid, Save Me From Myself" moment.
I just started the Rona Lace Shawl pattern from Knitpicks.com, which is a shawl knit in the round. This is my first time knitting lace in the round, and probably my most complicated lace project to date. It's to be a wedding shawl - I intend to knit three of these this year.
I'm stuck in Round 11, because I'm not familiar with the symbols/terminology of the directions. My brain took one look at it, assumed it was algebra, and promptly shut down. Repeated applications of chocolate have brought no improvement in the patient (who is now not only confused, but twitchy).
In Round 10, the previous row (which I had no problem with), I knit the following:
:*K1, Release yo2 from previous round and work as one stitch. KPK into this one long stitch (total increase of 1), k1. Repeat from * to end of round. (5)
If those are the stitches from the row just completed, how would I approach the direction for Round 11?
The direction is:
: *K1,(yo,k1)4 times. Repeat from * to end of round.(9)
Am I to complete the k,yo,k 4 times in one of the previous stitches? What does the (9) mean in parenthesis at the end?
Help me Obi Ingrid, you're my only hope.