Someone please help me!
I’m making this pattern: Alix’s Prayer Shawl. I was moving along nicely (this is my first lace project) and made it through the first section thinking everything was just fine.
So I get to section B, and I can’t get the stitch count correct. I have counted and recounted, made marks on paper to try to figure out why the stitch count says it is supposed to be what it says on the pattern, but I keep coming up with a different number. Can someone help me figure out why the stitch count on the pattern is what it is?
Here is my specific problem:
Row 1b (the first row of lace knitting, known in this pattern as the first trinity row because of the triples of many stitch maneuvers): B4, ^, [yo, k1, (yo, ssk) three times, k3, (k2tog, yo) three times, k1, yo], ^, k1, [yo, k1, (yo, ssk) three times, k3, (k2tog, yo) three times, k1, yo], ^, B4. (47 sts)
(B4 just counts for 4 sts, just fyi so you don’t have to go search the pattern)
It says at the end that there should be 47 sts by the end of this row. I keep getting 51 sts, no matter what I do. I’m literally at the end of my rope and ready to scrap the whole project already. Maybe I’m just not ready for lace yet :(.
Surely this is not a pattern error, or someone else would have mentioned it on Ravelry. I checked every single project, and no one has mentioned it, so it has to be something I’m doing wrong. Please help?