K8, k2

does this mean knit 8 stitches and then knit 2 more? Why wouldn’t the pattern just say to knit 10 stitches?

3rd row: k10, ms3.
4th row: ms3, k8, k2.
5th row: k10, ms3.

anybody?

:slight_smile:

May

well usually it is because that two stitches is part of a border but we need more of the pattern to determine that I think.

It’s part of an armhole I believe.

Here is the pattern so far:

cast on 64 sts.

work 3 rows in garter st.

next row: *k2 tog, m1, k1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2 tog, m1, k2

repeat the last row 11 times.

work 16 rows in st st.

Next row: k2 tog, repeat all along row.

Moss st 3 rows.

Next row: knit 8 sts, turn, cast on 5 sts.

2nd row: ms3, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

3rd row: k10, ms3.

4th row: ms3, k8, k2.

5th row: k10, ms3.

May

Are you back to garter stitch on those last three rows? If not, maybe it should read purl in row 4. If it is garter, they may say k2 because you’re working that edge in garter all along and they want to keep the edge stitches separate in the pattern?