I need help with this pattern–I cannot get it going–took it to a knitting class and teacher could not figure it out, said she had never heard of wrapped short row technique. Here’s the pattern:
Cast on 21 stitches.
k1,p1 to the last stitch. turn.
k1,p1 for (20) stitches. wrap next stitch. turn
p1,k1 for ((19) stitches. wrap next stitch. turn
k1,p1 for (18) stitches. wrap next stitch. turn. (18 stitches)
This continues for several rows until you have 11 stitches left, wrap next stitch. turn
p1,k1 for 11 stitches. wrap next stitch (stitch will have 2 wraps). turn.
k1,p1 for 12 stitches. wrap next stitch. turn.
Can someone help me?
Whenever I wrap the stitch, I end up with the original 21 stitches on the needle–where am I going wrong? Why can’t I just knit 2 together for my decreases, and knit 2 in the same stitch for the increases? Wouldn’t I get the same results?
I understand that wrapping the stitches keeps a hole from forming in the pattern, but once I wrap the stitches, what do I do to decrease or increase? Hope I’ve expained this well enough. The pattern is for ear mitts.