I am quite new knitting and am wondering if anyone can give me some advice!
I have just started a project knitting a baby cardigan but have got a bit stuck on the pattern.
One row of the pattern says:
P3 [5:8:4:7:9] p2tog, (p6, p2tog) 7 [7:7:9:9:9] times, p2 [4:7:3:6:8]. 55 [59:65(71:77:81] sts.
I am doing the smallest size of the cardy so was reading this pattern as if I should purl 2 stictches, purl 2 together, then purl 6, purl 2 together seven times? Finishing with purl 2.
However when I do this I can only do the purl 6, purl 2 together 5 times and then I don't have any stitches left! And I only have 42 st not 55! I am sure the first 5 rows of the pattern before this are correct so I am sure I am starting with the right number of stitches. Please can someone tell me if I am interpreting this pattern wrong or why I dont seem to have enough stitches?!