Hi, I am trying to simplify a pattern for my wife but I have come upon something I’m not sure if I understand
Using 4.5 mm needles cast on 132 stitches.
1st row (right side) - K2, * P2, K4, P2, K2, repeat from * to end.
2nd row - P2, * K2, P4, K2, P2, repeat from * to end
3rd row - K2, * P2, C4F, P2, K2, repeat from * to end.
4th row - As 2nd row.
These 4 rows form cabled welt. Repeat these 4 rows 4 times more, then first 3 rows again
Next row (decrease) - Pattern 5, * work 2 tog, pattern 10, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, work 2 tog, pattern to end, 121 stitches remain.
In general I think I understand what the reference to Pattern in the last instruction means but in this instance I’m getting confused. The cabled welt ends on a Row 3 so does the first pattern instance (Pattern 5) mean the first 5 stitches of Row 4, which is actually Row 2, which if I’m correct would be P2, K2, P1.
Even if I have understood that correctly then the next bit is mind boggling.
- work 2 tog, pattern 10, repeat from * to last 7 stitches,
Is it still continuing on with Row 2 where the previous instruction ended, as in repeat Row 2 from the remainder of the P4 instruction but working 2 together at the start of every block of 12 stitches until the required number remain.
Sorry for being a bit verbose