Hi, I'm trying to learn zigzag mesh stitch: the pattern I have is as follows:
row 1: k1, *(yfwd, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, yfwd) twice, k1, rep fom *
row 2: p
row 3: k2, yfwd, ask, yfwd, s1 k2tog psso, yfwd, k2tog, yfwd, k3, ref from end last rep k2 (instead of 3)
row 4: p
rep rows 1-4 to form pattern
I have a few questions about this pattern:
- why are some instruction on row 1 in brackets?
- with 'psso' i understand it means 'pass slipped stitch over' but does this mean on the right hand needle once you have done the 'k2tog'?
- on the purl rows i end up with slipped crossed over strands from previous rows, do i purl this strand or push it off the left hand needle without doing anything to it?
i'm generally having trouble, the pattern is not working out at all for me so please help! thank you