I am making my first lace project and it so happens to also be my first joined project (so far, scarves or one seam mitts and now, I've got sleeves and buttonholes etc etc
I have 83 stitches before the bind off.
Next row: K1, p2tog, work in pattern to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, k1
(I"m assuming that's 81 stitches....I forgot to count
BO row: BO1 st, work in pattern to last 11 sts, BO remaining 11 sts.
I have only 70 stitches instead of the 71 the pattern calls for.
As well, whenever I bind off, the counts are never the same as in the pattern. For the body of my cardigan, it said I should have 33 sts for the front, (11 sts were BO), 79 sts for the back, (11 sts were BO) and 33 for the other side front.
The first time I did this, I had 32, 79, 32. So I figured I must have BO more than 11. The next time I did it, I made sure I had the first 33 sts, BO 11 (there were 11 stitches that were slid off my needle), made sure there were 79 sts, BO 11, and now there are only 31 sts left!!!
Help me please. I've gotten so far and i can't give up now. I've already taken a big long break from this project and tried it just now with 'fresh' eyes and it's still not working. I'm sure it's my BO that's throwing me.