Originally Posted by bibjude
I'm trying to do this : http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=1807&cps=21191 for my new born nephew.
It's simple enough, but I've got a problem. When I get to row 5 or 7, I don't have enough stitches... Sooo, the question is, when they say *K2tog. yfwd. Rep from *, do they mean to alternate between yarn forward and "in the back" like for a regular stitch?
This is a way of designating how you'll do a yarn over after you've knit 2 stitches together. When you knit two stitches together you lose a stitch. To keep the number of stitches even you need to put a stitch back and the way you do it, per the pattern is ...
-Knit two together
-Bring your yarn forward then back around the right needle so it's
in position to knit
-Knit those next two together
-Bring your yarn forward and around the right hand needle to get
back in position to knit again. and so on across the row.
This will allow you to decrease with your knit two together and add in the lost stitch with your yarn over.
It's a beautiful pattern. Let us know how it goes. Hope this helps!