Okay, I am going to try to explain it and hope it makes sense. It's a pretty complicated pattern, at least it is to me.
I'm having trouble with decreasing where it says to on this trellis pattern. Here is the previous row:
With A, P1, *P1 Wrapping yarn twice, P1, SL 3 WYIF, P1, P1 Wrapping yarn twice, P1; Rep from * to end.
After I finish this row, it says to "cont in pattern. Dec 1 st each side on the next row," and goes on to some more instructions for later. So, here is my next row that I am trying to decrease my 1 st on each side:
With B, K1 *SL 1 WYIB Dropping extra wrap, K5, SL 1 WYIB Dropping extra wrap, K1; rep from * to end.
Here is where I immediately run into problems. If I decrease here at the beginning of the row, I have only 1 K st to work with for my decrease, so in order to decrease (the instructions for dec in the back of this book are to K 2 together), I have to knit 2 together using that wrap that I am supposed to be dropping. Therefore, this throws off the whole rest of this row's pattern because I have no wrap to drop for that first part. I knit into it to decrease and then can't follow the pattern from there. If I check at the bottom of the row where I would place the 2nd decrease, there are 2 K stitches there that I can K2 together for my decrease on that side, so I will be fine there. It's just that 1st decrease that is throwing me off.
I hope that makes sense. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. I've taken this problem to my knitting instructor and she's even stumped. The pattern is very vague in the middle where it talks abou the decreases, so that could be part of the problem here.
Anyway, thanks for any help!