Beg main patt as follows, working row 1 of chart:
Work 8 sts in St st;
work chart inc 2 sts evenly
(ok this is the problem - do the increases happen in the 26 sts or before and after);
patt continues *
work 16 sts in St st;
work chart inc 3 sts evenly
(the problem again);
rep from *
Oh - I begin with 118 sts and should end up with 126.
Shouldn't I always work with the same 26 sts of the work chart?? I hope this makes sense. Any help would be appreciated. This is a terrific site!!!
OK you start with 118.. (and need to end with 126)
First lets break direction down to 1 set of instructions per line:
Work 8, work chart 2(26 +2 increase) *work 16, work chart (26+3) (repeat from *) work 16, work chart (26+3)
so lets do the math:
8+26=34 (8 stocking knit +26 from chart)
26 +2=28 (plus 2 increase)
28+16=44 (*then 16 stitches in stocking knit)
44+26=70 (then, chart of 26 again)
70+3=73 (plus 3 increases)
73+16=89 (*repeat from --16 stitches of stocking knit)
89+26=115 (repeat, 26 stitches from chart
115 +3=118 (with 3 more increases)
[COLOR=Red]118 +8 =126 [/COLOR](the last 8 are for symmetry (since you started with 8--theses last 8 should be in stocking knit. )
(and as you see, [COLOR=Red]118, (start count)[/COLOR] and [COLOR=Red]end 126[/COLOR], (8 increases)
OK so the count is right.--(i had to do the math twice and then double check it to make sure i got it right!)
As for the increases?
i would work them at the beginning and the end of the chart for the first group of 26.
for the next 2 repeats of the chart, i would work beginning and end, and third in middle.