# Am stuck on a simple first project :(

Am confused how to get to 30 stitches

Here is what the book says (its for tiny booties)

cast on 6 st

row 1: knit
Row 2: inc, purl to end
Row 3-6: as rows 1-2 twice
Row 7: knit
row 8: inc, p10, seed 17
Row 9: seed 17, k12
row10: inc, p11, seed 17
(30 sts)

Am completely lost.
So after row 2 I wonder how many stitches there are (how many do we increase it by is it double?)â€¦ and I guess row 4 and 6 will have increases too. Then row 8 has an increase and we have atleast 27 stitches there.

Any help would be great.

Thanks
Praniti

After row 2 you would have 7, stitches, you start with 6 and increase by one in the first stitch then purl to the end.

Rows 3 through 6 are a repeat of row 1 and 2 - so on row 3 you would just knit (still 7 stitches), row 4 you would repeat row 2 and do an increase in the first, purl to end (now you have 8 stitches)â€¦ do that again for row 5 and 6 (8 and 9 stitches respectively).

Row 7 - knit, still 9 stitchesâ€¦ and row 8 is where you run into the problem. Is this word for word what the pattern says, because I imagine you must be told to cast on those additional 17 stitches at some point, but not only that, there would appear to be an increase missing, because you canâ€™t purl 10 after the increase, as there is only 9 stitchesâ€¦ essentially as far as i can tell this line should read inc, p8 giving you the 9 stitches?? The rest of row 9 would be â€˜rightâ€™ i suppose, if the numbers on row 8 were correctâ€¦

Not sure if iâ€™m just not doing the math right, or if iâ€™m just not getting it either? :shrug: Wish i could be of more help.

Dee thanks so much for your response. I think I totally messed up :)â€¦ So there were some steps before this where I made the sole and then I cast off when i should have just added 6 stitches :)â€¦
ah well I am about to start over

Thanks again.

Ciao
praniti

Glad i could helpâ€¦ could luck