I am working on a pillow pattern that is ribbed with a large "X" overriding the ribbing. The pattern is a little difficult to understand. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The pattern says:
Cast on 192 work in rib patt. On 3rd round start with dec as foll: from start of round work P1 and K1, then a slip dec (=slip 1 knitwise, K1, PSSO); 40 in patt, then K2tog, K1, P1, rep 3 times from. Rep these dec in the same positions alt on every round and on every 2nd round 20 times = 24 sts.
I have interpreted this to mean there is one type of decrease (P1, K1, S1, K1, PSSO, K2tog, K1, P1) repeat it 4 times per round on every other round 20 times. The ribbing doesn't work when I do this and the pattern doesn't say what to do on the even rounds. I have tried following the stitches as the appear, but it doesn't work. Do you think there are 2 types of decrease because the pattern says...40 in patt, then k2tog... Also, what does "on every round and on every 2nd round mean"? :doh:
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