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. :slight_smile:
So after row 2 I wonder how many stitches there are (how many do we increase it by is it double?)… 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.


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)… do that again for row 5 and 6 (8 and 9 stitches respectively).

Row 7 - knit, still 9 stitches… 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 can’t purl 10 after the increase, as there is only 9 stitches… 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 ‘right’ i suppose, if the numbers on row 8 were correct…

Not sure if i’m just not doing the math right, or if i’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 :)… 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 :)…
ah well I am about to start over :slight_smile:

Thanks again.


Glad i could help… could luck :thumbsup: