# Is it me or the numbers aren't adding up on this pattern? HELP!

I’m trying to figure out the math in this pattern but it isn’t equaling up. Help please. This is the pattern I am using.

Bunny inside ears
Beg at base: Using 3.25mm needles CC, knit up 8 sts evenly between side edge of instep and central marker.
Work 3 rows stocking st on these 8 sts, beg with a purl row (1st row is wrong side).
Beg shaping: 1st row: K2, inc in next st, K2…10sts. [B]This I took at K2 increase and knit till there are two stitches left and increase and knit last two stitches to = 10 sts.[/B]
2nd and foll alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K2, inc in next st K4, inc in nest st, K2…12sts.
5th row: Knit.
7th row: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog, K1….10 sts. [B]This is where I’m getting stuck because after the next six knits I have one stich left and can’t knit two together. Or am I reading it wrong.[/B]
9th row: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K4, K2tog, K1….8sts.
11th row: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog, K1….6sts.
12th row: (P2tog) 3 times… 3sts.
Break off yarn, thread through rem sts, draw up and fasten off securely.
Work other inside ear to correspond, knitting up sts from central market to other side edge of instep.

Another way of putting that row would be:
7th row: K1, skpo, K6, K2tog, K1.

So you start off with 12 sts, Knit the 1st st, slip the 2nd st, Knit the 3rd st, pass the 2nd st over the 3rd st, Knit the next 6 st (which would be sts 4-9 of the original 12 sts), Knit 2 together (sts 10 & 11), Knit 1.

First row - K2 increase into next stitch (9)K2 increase into next stitch(10)
Purl
K2 increase into next stitch(11)K4 increase into next stitch(12)
Purl
Kl slip one, pass the slip sts over. K6 (3 sts should remain)
Purl
K1 slip one, pass the slip sts over. K4 (3 sts should remain)

Basically you are decreasing one stitch at the beg & one stitch at the end.

Hope this helps.

Just wondering if I read this part right too?
Beg shaping: **1st row: K2, inc in next st, K2…10sts.[B] This I took at K2 increase and knit till there are two stitches left and increase and knit last two stitches to = 10 sts.[/B]

Thank you for so much help. :woohoo:

Thanks k2p263, didn’t see your answer. I got the rest just a tad still confused if I did Row 1 right.

So is it like I wrote before, it would be K2 incrase and knit to last two, increase and knit the last two?

Once again thank you.

Sorry I wasn’t very clear. These patterns should tell you to repeat a process sometimes.

So knit two stitches - increase in the next stitch now you’ve got 9 stitches, knit the next two stitches and (repeat ) increase into the next stitch now you should have 10. Increasing & decreasing in patterns is usually done evenly on a row so the finished garment has gradual shaping.

If I can be of any more help, let me know.

But if I start with 8 stitch and increase after each two knits I wouldn’t end up with 10 stitch, I would have 12 instead.

Not every 2 sts, just inc in 2 sts using a kfb; that one uses one of the 8 sts to increase in so you use 8 sts but end up with 10. Don’t do a m1 to increase.

Just wondering why kfb and not m1 since I have to increase at the after the first two sts and before the last two sts?

It could be the increase the designer prefers.

Knitting is not easy to explain without any visual but I really want you to succeed with your project so here goes; you’ve got 8 stitches on your needle & the pattern wants you to increase along this row until you have 10 stitches.

Step l - Knit 1st stitch - knit 2nd stitch

``````          knit twice into the 3rd stitch. (knit into the front then into the back)
now you should have 4 stitches on the right hand needle   & 5 on the left hand needle.           (9) stitches

- Knit 5th stitch - knit 6th stitch
knit knit twice into the 7th stitch.
now you should have 8 stitches on the right hand needle &  2 on the left hand needle
``````

now there should be a total of 10 stitches - Simply put knit two stitches increase one stitch
knit two stitches increase one stitch

I hope this helps but if it doesn’t get back to us.

On the 7th row you are going to knit one slip one stitch knit the next stitch now pass that slip
stitch over stitch number 3. knit the rest of the row until you have 3 sts left now knit together & knit one.

You can always practice on some spare wool so you’re not constantly pulling your work apart.