I’m trying to knit my first sweater. You’d think I’d gotten to a tricky sweater-exclusive part like a buttonole or something, but no. I’m still in the main body and just can’t figure out why the pattern isn’t working!
Here is the link to the Bethany pattern: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/bethany.html
So I’m in the body:
“With size 8 needles, cast on 137(153-161-177-185) sts. K 2 rows. Work in Vandyke Moss Stripe for 22 rows,” Did that: fine.
“inc 2(dec 2-inc 2-dec 2-inc 2) sts evenly across last row.” So I increased the row by two stitches and now have 139 loops, or stitches or whatever.
“Work in Vandyke Lacy Pat on 139(151-163-175-187) sts until piece measures 8-1/2(9-9=1/2-10-10-1/2)” from beg, end on WS." OK, so now I’m stuck. I’ll paste the pattern for the Vandyke Lacy Pattern below:
“VANDYKE LACY PATTERN (multiple of 12 sts plus 7)
Row 1 (RS): *K3, yo, SKP, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SKP; rep from *, end last rep k2.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: Purl.
Row 3: *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SKP, kl, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SKP; rep from *, end last rep k1.
Row 5: *K2tog, yo, k3, yo, SKP, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SKP; rep from *, end last rep SKP.
Rep rows 1-6 for Vandyke Lacy Pat.”
So I knit row 1 pattern, and am left with 7 stitches to account for at the end of the row, but it just says “rep from *, end last rep k2.”
So what do I do with the other 5 stitches?
I’m sure it’s very simple, but for the life of me I can’t figure it out!
Can you help me? Forever in your debt.