Hi everyone. I am having a bit of a math problem on a pattern that I’m following for a clutch purse with a rounded button flap. This is my first time working with the short row W/T method and I’m a little mixed up. The pattern originally called for 43 stitches, but I changed it to 35. Now that I’ve reached the flap portion of the pattern, of course the numbers dont match up and i am completely lost as to how to reconfigure the pattern for 35 stitches. Can someone help me out?? Here is the pattern.
Cast on 43 sts.
Work in Textured pat until piece measures 8 inches, ending with a WS row.
Row 1 (RS): Work in pat across 42 sts, W/T.
Row 2: Work 41 sts, W/T.
Row 3: Work 40 sts, W/T.
Row 4: Work 39 sts, W/T.
Row 5: Work 38 sts, W/T.
Row 6: Work 37 sts, W/T.
Row 7: Work 36 sts, W/T.
Row 8: Work 35 sts, W/T.
Row 9: Work 34 sts, W/T.
Row 10: Work 33 sts, W/T.
Row 11: Work 32 sts, W/T and at the same time, work a buttonhole over center 3 sts.
Rows 12-19: Continue to work in established pat as above, having 1 less st before turning on each row.
Row 20: Work 17 sts, W/T.
Cut yarn and attach at beg of RS row. Knit across all sts. Bind off on next row.