Hi. I'm new here and I really need help. Just started afghan "Celtic Tradition" from "Big Needle Knit Afghans" for a Christmas gift. I don't know if I'm dumb, or pattern is wrong, but it's not working for me.
Cast on 165 sts. Knit 7 rows in garter. Pattern - Knit 1st & last 7 sts in garter.
Rows 1, 3, & 5, knit.
Rows 2 & 4: P3, k2, *p5, k2, rep from * across, end last rep p3. (When I get there after last p5, k2, I have 13 stitches or 6 plus my 7 stitch garter border.)
Rows 6 & 8 (K2, sl 1) twice, *k3, sl 1, k2, sl 1, rep from * across, end last rep k2. (I believe I'd need 6 stitches to end with k2, but there are only 5 + 7 on needle.)
Row 7 works out - P2, sl 1, k2, sl 1, *p3, sl 1, k2, sl 1, rep from * across, end last rep p2.
Row 9: K2, C4, *k3, c4, rep from * across, end last rep k2. (There are 5 stitches + 7, not 2 + 7.
Row 10 repeats row 2.
Don't know if I'm reading this wrong, but I'm stuck, and I'm dreading pulling my work out. Can someone help?