Anyone ever knit "lacy throw" by bernat?

has anyone every knit “lacy throw” by bernat yarn? i have tried this pattern over and over and over, and im ready to scream. i tried putting stitch markers between the lace panel, but at the end of the first row, i have 14 sts, not 13. someone please help

here the link to the pattern http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4530

Take some other yarn and cast on 44 sts and practice the pattern. K 2 or 3 rows, then do row 1. Remember to do the middle part twice - P2. K2tog. yo. P2. yo. Sl1. K1. psso - then the p2, k2tog yo. You won’t have enough to repeat from the * again, but should have 13 sts to do the end of the row alright. Also, a YO doesn’t use up a stitch, it just wraps the yarn around the needle.

So here’s how it goes -
*P2. - 2 sts
Work 1st row Lace Panel. - 9 sts
(P2. K2tog. yo. P2. yo. Sl1. K1. psso) twice. - 8 sts times 2 = 16
P2. K2tog. yo. - another 4 sts.
Rep from * to last 13 sts. - can’t do any repeats with less sts
P2. Work 1st row Lace Panel. P2. - 13 sts

So you’ve got 2+9+16+4+13 = 44sts. You start and end with the same number of sts.

thankyou very much, i will try this when i get the chance and let you know how it goes. thanks for your patience

Getting the first row set in a pattern is always trouble. If you still have your last attempt on the needle, just check it. You should have 6 groups of 31 sts marked off for the repeats (between the **) and a final set of 13 at the end of the row. If you’re just one st off, I think it may be a random error in the repeats, maybe a P1 instead of a P2.

Looks beautiful! Good luck.

so my last attempt, i marked off the lace panel sts with markers, but when i get to the second row, in which the lace panel is p4, k1, p4, i have left over stitches inside the lace panel repeat. what am i doing wrong?

There will always be only 9 sts in the lace panel. It’s possible the markers slid under YOs, but there shouldn’t be any YOs next to the markers in the first place.

The first row - K1. yo. K1. K2tog. P1. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. yo. K1. - takes 9 sts and ends with 9 sts. Look on row 1 and name the sts in the panel to see that you didn’t do too many YOs or forget a dec. You should be able to read them as: knit yo knit dec purl dec knit yo k and that will be 9 sts.

im sorry i just dont see how that only adds up to 9 :S

A yo doesn’t use a stitch, it’s a wrap around the needle and becomes a stitch after you’re done. The decs reduce 2 sts to 1 st. So here’s how that counts out -

K1 - uses 1, leaves 1
yo - uses 0, leaves 1 st on R needle = 2 total
K1 - uses 1, leaves 1 st on R needle = 3 total
K2tog - uses 2, leaves 1 st on R needle = 4 sts total
P1 - uses 1, leaves 1 st on R needle = 5 sts total
Sl1 K1 psso - uses 2, leaves 1 st on R needle = 6 total
K1 - uses 1, leaves 1st on R needle = 7 sts total
yo - uses 0, leaves 1 st on R needle = 8 total
K1 - uses, 1, leaves 1 st on R needle = 9 total

If you’re not sure about sl k psso, it’s on the Decreases page.

Thankyou, i looked at the decreases page, and realized i was misunderstanding the sl1, k1, psso, i was doing adding an extra stitch. thankyou so much for your patience, greatly appreciated

Right you have to pass the sl st over the knit st like you do when binding off. I usually write them as ssk or do them that way.