I love knitting socks and I have been starting a more advanced pattern from Cookie A´s book Knit.Sock.Love.
However, I have some difficulty to understand a pattern that includes lace, cables and diagonal repeats. I can´t understand what the author calls "shifting beginning of row to (number) of sts.
For instance, I follow a pattern over 66 sts (a 3 times repeat of a 22 sts pattern) in total for 21 rows and after the pattern repeat ends, I am supposed to shift the beginning of row 1 four sts to the left by doing k1,p2,k1.
My question is: If the pattern is shifted four sts to the left, do I skip the 4 first sts of the normal pattern to be able to end the normal pattern on the 66sts? Or, after the four sts shift, should I knit normally and forget the 4 last sts of the normal pattern? Because the 4 sts shift and the 3 times 22 sts pattern can´t fit all over the 66 sts:/
I am pretty confused about this and maybe so are my explanations, but hopefully some can help!
I can provide a picture of diagramme if needed:)