I am having a problem understanding a knitting pattern from Schachenmayr. It is a Hat and Loop with Lace Pattern (Design S8636 A/B) http://us.schachenmayr.com/pattern-finder/free-patterns/400%2C408%2C25%2C26?page=5. It states in the pattern when the decrease is starting:
"When work measures …, after the 6th rnd patt, start to dec as foll …:
P the 3 P sts tog 10 times = 80 sts. Cont with st-st.
In 2nd foll rnd K2tog every 2 sts 26 times, end with K2 = 54 sts
In 2nd foll rnd K2tog every 2 sts 18 times = 36 sts
In 2nd foll rnd K2tog every 2 sts 12 times = 24 sts
I am so confused. First off, when I start the “P the 3P sts” is that in the 7th rnd or do I no longer follow the basic pattern chart?
Secondly, what is “cont with st-st”?
Thirdly, what am I to do between the “In 2nd foll rnd…”, if anything?
I so like this hat pattern but am frustrated in my inability to understand.
Thank you for any help you can provide.