Hi Everyone,

I’m new to the boards and I’m hoping someone can help me out with a question I have about a pattern. I understand abbreviations like K, O, psso, etc - but I’m not exactly sure what I’m being directed to do for this particular piece.

Here’s exactly how it’s written (All was well until I got to the 5th row):

3rd Row: (K1, O) twice; slip1, K1, psso; K4; O; K2tog; K1 - 12 sts, counting each O as one st.

4th Row: K2; purl across

5th Row: K1 (O, in the next st K1, O and K1) 3 times; O; slip1, K1, psso; K3; O; K2tog; K1 - 21 sts, counting as before

I have no idea how I’m supposed to end up with 21 stitches here! I’ve tried more than I care to admit and always seem to wind up with 17.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Fash