Hi, I am knitting a baby blanket and I need help understanding this pattern, please.
Center section cast 197sts. 1st row: k5. (work 1st row Panel Pat. K9)6times. Work 1st row Panel Pat. K5.
Now the first row of the Panel Pat. is as follows k2.yo.k4.k2tog.yo.Sl2.k1.p2sso.yo.ssk.k4.yo.k2.
Now when I follow this pattern instruction I end up lacking more sts than 197!
This is how I understood this pattern first I cast the 197 sts. then I k5 then the 1st row of the panel pat. then k9. 6 times repeated, then one more panel pat 1st row and k5.
But when I reach the step of knitting the 1st panel pat after 6 times I can't proceed because there is no more sts left. Could you please help me understand it better? Thanks.
P.S my pat. is taken from bernat traditions 530187. Thanks