Iam kind of new to knitting and I found a scarf pattern I wanted to try but I don't think I'm understanding it right. Here is what it says:
Cast on 62 stitches
Ripple Stitch: (multiple of 18 sts)
Row 1: (RS) K4 *[K2tog]3 times, [k1, yo] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times; rep bet *s; end K4
The next rows have me k4,p54,k4
So my problem is-if you knit the stuff between the *'s, doesn't that leave you with more than 18? From what I understand, you're supposed to K4 and do 3 sets of 18 and then K4.
K2tog 3 times leaves you w/ 3 on your needle
k1 6 times = 6 left on your needle
yo 6 times = 12 left on your needle
k2tog 3 times = 3 on your needle
Where am I messing up?