Help with a bodice pattern
I'm a new knitter and I'm having trouble with bodice directions and I'm hopeful there is someone here who can clarify them. The pattern is Scoop Neck Cardigan by Fiesta. These are the directions for the first two rows of the bodice:
Row 1: k1, (p1, k1) 4x's, *k2p2* to last 9 sts, k1, k1 (p1,k1) 4x's
Row 2: k1, (p1,k1) 4x's, *p2, k2 rep from * to last 9 sts, k2, k1, (p1, k1) 4x's.
For Row 1, the pattern of k1, k1 (p1,k1) 4x's is 10 stitches - not 9.
For Row 2, the pattern at the end of the row is 11 stitches - not 9.
More info...the pattern calls for 184 stitches for S (200, 216, 232 for largers sizes).
Am I reading this correctly?
Thank you for any help you can give.