Hi. I'm brand new with a burning question! I'm working on a baby blanket that has a new stitch for me. I've never done increases or decreases before, and I'm loving the effect that the K2tog and YO produces. It's beautiful! Since it's new to me, I've been very careful about counting stitches and following the pattern exactly. The problem I'm encountering is that I'm coming up 1 stitch short at the end of every set of rows. I count and recount and cannot find the mistake.
Here's the pattern: starting row is 138 stitches
6 rows K
(K6, K2tog 3times, YO 6 times, K2tog 6 times, repeat * to *,K2tog 3 times, K6
K6, P across, K6)
repeat ( to )
6 rows K
The pattern row works out just fine, then I K across then count. There is ALWAYS a stitch short. I have been adding a stitch to make up every time it happens, but it makes my edges look awful. The only thing I can think of is that I decreased the pattern by 2 stitches on each end because I wanted a thinner edge. Would that effect the pattern enough to cause this? I don't want to start over with the exact pattern - the baby's coming soon and I don't have time for that. What do I do?!