Thanks for your help, and I have done as you said with my practice yarn.
Unfortunately I’ve run into other problems that I can’t solve. Let me quote a bit more of the pattern, even though it’s linked from this website.
Cast on 44 stitches. Do Not join.
Row 1: K1, pm, K1, pm, K8, pm, K1, pm, K22, pm K1, pm, K1
Row 2: Purl Back
Increase rows: Continue working back and forth M1 before and after each marker on right side rows until there are 3 sts before the first marker. Purl back
Next row: Inc 1, work remainder of row as an increase row ending with Inc 1. Purl back
Continue with this sequence until there are 100 sts on the needle.
Work 1 increase row (MI before and after each marker) cast on 10 sts and join.
After row 2, I’ve knitted M1’s before and after each marker even though it’s very tight. It does not indicate that I should now knit the ones not knitted in row 1, but it seems logical to do that. Also there’s no other place in the pattern that specifically mentions these stitches. Then the instructions say continue until there are 3 stitches before the first marker. It doesn’t say three M1 stitches, just stitches. so I did just that. If I knit this row twice with purl rows in between,I’m adding 12 stitches on each knit row. Here I have 68 total stitches.
Next row adds an inc 1 at the first and last stitch of the row. So now I’m adding 14 stitches for each knit row. After knitting two of those with the purl rows in between, I have 96 stitches. However as you can see the pattern indicates I should have 100 stitches. For the life of me I can’t figure out how to get 100 stitches. On paper I have tried adding different numbers of the 12 and 14 increase rows, and I never get 100.
I’m very confused. I do know how to do the stitches; I just can’t follow what the writer means. I really want to knit this so I don’t want to give up.
Can anyone make sense of this and/or where I’ve gotten confused? Also there is one abbreviation while knitting the hood that i don’t understand. It’s “slm”.
Thanks again for any help. I really don’t have the words to say how invaluable your help is.