# Help with chevron pattern

I am trying to work with a new pattern but I am having trouble finishing each row with the proper amount of stitches. I think I am misreading the pattern, can someone make sense of this.

Chevron Stitch (multiple of 12 sts plus 3)
Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, *k9, sl2-k1-p2sso; rep from *, end k9,k2tog,k1.

Row 2 (WS): K1, *p1, k4, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k4; rep from * , end p1, k1

Rep rows 1-2 for Chevron stitch.

ssk

sl2-k1-p2sso=slip two stitches one at a time as if to knit, knit one stitch, then pass the two slipped stitches over the one that you knit and off the tip of the needle.

(k1, yo, k1) in next st,=knit in next stitch, but don’t slide it off, bring the yarn forward between the needles and knit in the same stitch again, then slide it off

Row one:

k1, ssk (as above), *k9, sl2-k1-p2sso, *–do stitches between * until you have 12 left on your needle, then k9, k2tog, k1

Row two:

k1, p1, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k4–repeat between * until you have 2 st left on the needle, p1, k1

Make sense?

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1st row: knit

2nd row : k1, ssk, *k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog.ssk. Rep from * to last 10 sts. k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog, k1.

3rd row: k1, p1,* k9, p2. Rep from *to last 11 sts. k9, p1, k1.

Repeat 2nd and 3rd row…

Its a simple simple pattern but I can’t get my stitch counts correct. Can someone tell me if this pattern is correct and I’m messing up or is the too many decreases or not enough increases. I’m going crazy here! I’ve been working on this pattern for 2 days now and have yet to finish 3 rows! PLEASE HELP ME!! And THANK YOU FOR SAVING THE LITTLE BIT OF SANITY I HAVE LEFT!

I forgot to mention to cast on 134 stitches and I’m using Bernat Mix Baby Yarn. I have 2 months to make 2 of these blankets, but at the rate I’m going these babies will be having babies of their own before I finish these blankies!

Maybe this pattern?
The pattern is correct. There are an equal number of increases and decreases (2 dec and 2 inc outside the repeat, and 2 dec and 2 inc in the repeat).

Make sure you’re doing the yarn overs correctly. They don’t use a stitch, simply bring the yarn to the front between the needles then over the right needle to the back. That’s all it is.

The other thing that may help is placing stitch markers to mark off the 11sttich repeat at least on row 2. Once you get past the first couple of rows you’ll be able to see the design pattern but those first few set up rows can be a trial.

Yes, ma’am. That’s the exact pattern! It doesn’t get any easier than this. I don’t know why I am having so much trouble!? Oh, well. Today is a new day and I’m going to start all over AGAIN and get it right this time. Thanks so much for your prompt reply

Do try the markers before you start row 2. It’ll save some frustration and the suspense of wondering it you’ll end the row correctly.
When a row doesn’t end correctly, I go back over it and name the sts, the k2tog, the ssk, the yarn overs etc to see if I can identify the mistake.
Good luck with this. I think we can all sympathize having been in your position, me more than once!

through Rows 2 and 3 perfectly. Bad news is that when I got to the end of
row 2 the second time I am short one stitch! I can not believe that I’m
having so much trouble with such a simple pattern. And I really don’t see
any mistakes. Is there anyway to just add a stitch or will that mess up the
pattern?

If rows two and three are correct shouldn"t row 4(repeat of row 2) fall
into place? If I would have omitted the very 1st k1 on row 4 would that
work?

Just checking in again to say that thanks to DH we found and corrected the mistake and have now finished row 4!!! Promise not to give you a row by row up-date. I’ve just been so frustrated. Now that I’ve cleared that hurdle I think I’ll walk away from this project for awhile. Thanks for your help and for putting up with a freaked out old lady!

Terrific news! You’re a pro, finding and correcting your mistakes. Yay, you!
You can always put markers back in for rows 2 and 4 if that helps. This is going to get easier. As you repeat the pattern, you’ll know immediately when something isn’t right.

One other thing that might help is to use lifelines. Then just in case you need to take out a row, you can be sure to be able to put all the sts back on the needles without a dropped stitch.

@PennsylvaniaPat I am beginning the same pattern and would like to know where the problem was and how you corrected it. Who is “DH” i am ready to do the repeat. HELP!

trisha54, this pattern is super, super easy. I have no idea why I was
having a problem keeping my count right but I worked on this for HOURS.
Finally is desperation I handed my work to my DH(darling husband) and he
found a section where I was one stitch off! Salmonmac was extremely helpful
with her suggestion of using markers and also the lifeline. I had forgotten
all about using a lifeline. I haven’t knit in over 20 years. The Bernat
Baby Mix yarn is unique in that it has multi-texture yarn through out the
skein. I suggest you be very careful when you get to the eyelash and also
the real soft parts of the yarn. I’d be happy to try to help you but I
would need to know the specific problem you are having. Here is a pix of
the part of the blanket I had worked yesterday

So pretty and not an easy yarn to work with either! It’s going to be lovely.

Thanks PennsylvaniaPat i will keep in touch with you as i progess. Never figured that “DH” wad for darling husband. By the way the blanket looks awesome

Thank you and thank you for saying that it’s not an easy yarn to work with.
To be honest, I never would have chosen this myself but the lady I;m
knitting the blankets for picked it.

I would appreciate you keeping us up-dated! If you are using markers, don’t be alarmed if you when you have to move them back and forth a stitch as you go.

trisha54, how are you doing with your baby blanket? Are you using the Bernat Mix Baby yarn? What color(s) are you using I would love to see pix of you work in progress!
Seems like about the time I get going along pretty good some little knitting elf messes with my stitches and I end up ripping a couple rows out and that makes it difficult to see very much progress:crazy_face:

@PennsylvaniaPat i have just started the blanket as i am working on a couple of other projects at the same time. I am using various colors for the blanket. I am using Herschners baby yarn, the colors are green (like a muted olive green), pale yellow, and a ombre (green, yellow, and white) When i progress a little more i will post a picture. So far i have not had to rip anything out. Keeping my fingers crossed.

r Herschners baby yarn is a wise choice,I think. Looks like it would be
much easier to work with! I really don’t think you will have any problem,
as I said before it is really a very easy pattern! I don’t know why I am
having such problems! I must have flunked counting in Kindergarten!

I like Herschners baby yarn and they have a lot to choose from. I use their yarns for most of my projects. You are right the pattern is simple once you get use to the reps. I am sure that your blanket will come out perfect in the end next time pick your yarn carefully.