Hi, everyone. I’m a brand new knitter and for some reason can’t quite wrap my head around what must be a very simple concept!
I am working a cabled hat knit top-down in the round. I get hopelessly confused when the pattern repeats begin, as they also involve increases, and I’m told to “repeat from *”, but does this mean that I do as many sequences as can be completed before the row marker, or do them all the way to the row marker and then stop there, even if a sequence isn’t complete?
A section of the pattern:
Round 1: this and all odd rounds up to round 19 knit
Round 2: Inc 1 in every stitch (20 sts)
Round 4: *k2, m1 repeat from * (30 sts)
Round 6: *k3, m1 repeat from * (40 sts)
Round 8: *k4, m1 repeat from * (50 sts)
Round 10: *k5, m1 repeat from * (60 sts)
Round 18: Inc 1, m1p, k12, * m1p, p1, k12 repeat from * to last 11 sts, k11, rm, k1, place new marker. (98 sts)
Round 19: *p2, k12 repeat from *
- from this point on, repeat information in parenthesis.
Round 1: (p2, C6F, C6B)
Round 2 - 6: (p2, k12)
Round 1: (p2, C6F, C6B, p1, m1p, p1, C6F, C6B)
Rounds 2 - 4: (p2, k12, p3, k12)
Round 5: (p1, m1p, p1, k12, p3, k12)
Round 6: (p3, k12)
So by Round 6, I should have 100 stitches, right? But what do I do if the (repeats) do not fit evenly into 100 stitches? [B]Or am I just counting completely wrong?[/B]
When should I be placing markers and/or moving them? The pattern only mentions this twice but I’m assuming I should be using lots! lol
Thank you so much for any help, and I hope my questions make sense!