Thank you! I thought that I understood, but turns out I still don’t - because the pattern I’m trying to ‘continue’ has ‘endcaps’ - that is, the row starts and ends in a way that’s slightly different from the ‘pattern’ (which is established over the course of 12 rows).
Here is some of the pattern to show you what I mean:
Row 1: IK2, K2tog, yfrn, P1, K1, P1 [K5, K2tog, yfrn, P1, K1, P1] twice…[/I] – and then the pattern turns to the reverse to the end of the row (51 stitches).
Row 2: not important here
Row 3: [I]K1, K2tog, K1, yfrn, P1, K1, P1 [K4, K2tog, k1, yfrn, P1, K1, P1] twice…[/I]
The rows carry on, with the repeated stuff changing a bit so that there is a kindof swoosh created, but the beginning/end of the rows stays as noted for Row 3 until the 12th row. If it was continuing in the pattern, it would have to shift - but it does not.
On Row 13, which is 51 stitches before I do anything, I’m supposed to K1 M1 at the beginning and at the end, and to then “cont in patt inc 1 st on row 16 and every foll 3rd row until 89 sts working inc sts into patt…” and then the pattern picks up again on row 69.
The first thing I had to figure out with graph paper and my fingers (!) was that I’m actually to increase one stitch at both ends of the 3rd rows if I’m to get up to the right number of stitches (move from 51 to 89) by the next row for which there were instructions (69). Right?
Next, I need to figure out what stitches in the row to continue in the pattern - do I change those ‘endcaps’ so that they actually are as in the pattern? Or do I insert somehow and then go back to the endcaps and if so, do I repeat that change from row 1 to 3?
Well THANK YOU AGAIN in advance for any help you can offer!