Can anyone help me with the Rays Method of creating a circular blanket (or shawl). I’m following a basic pattern from “traditional Knitted Lace Shawls”, but my stitches aren’t adding up.
The pattern says:
Cast on 8 sts (that would be 2 on each DP needle)
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: *Inc 1, k1, repeat from * (this is supposed to create 16 stitches, but wouldn’t I have to increase 1 on each of the original 8 to create 16?)
Rnd 3, 4, 5, Knit (no problem!)
Rnd 6: *Inc. 2, K1, repeat from * (This is supposed to create 48 stitches, thus, 12 on each of the 4 DP needles, but by my calculations it would only put 8 stitches on each needle)
In any case, the pattern goes on like this, giving me instructions and then a total stitch count that I just can’t make work. I’m up to row 14 where I’m supposed to be increasing to 112 stitches, but I worry that I must be doing something wrong! So far I’ve just been calculating how many increases I really do need and balancing them over each side to get the correct total stitch count.
Thank you for any advise!