Hello - I’m hoping someone can help me figure out my pattern. The pattern is called Orchid Lace from the book 7-Day Afghans (Revised - 2004) by Leinhauser and Weiss on page 17. The directions are as follows:
CO 143 sts
R3 * (P2 tog) twice; (inc 1, K1) 3 times [to inc, pick up horizontal bar before next st]; inc 1, (P2 tog) twice; rep from * across
Repeat pattern until afghan measures 54"
I’m new to knitting (just over a month) and have kept my “A to Z of Knitting” book, a pencil, and tablet next to me while I’ve tried to figure this out for the past few hours.
I believe my problem is twofold:
- One complete R3 needs 144 sts (9 iterations for one R3), not 143
- One iteration of R3 uses 16 sts which turns into 17sts so I’m gaining a st each time I complete an iteration (9 sts gained per R3).
Any help would be greatly appreciated before I drive my husband crazy!