Lace Edging

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. As a matter of fact, this is my very first post ever. So forgive me if I am a little wordy in my post.

I am knitting a shawl. I’ve got the main part done. I am starting on the edging except I am totally stumped.

The pattern: cast on 19 sts on dpns. knit 1 row. knit 2nd row to the last st, sl 1 with yarn in back, pick up 1 st through edge st of shawl, turn work. Row 1: k2tog, k3, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k and p in last st.

The questions are: 1) does that mean I will have 20 sts on my dpns after picking up the edge stitch? 2) is there a stitch called k and p or do they mean k1 and p1? 3) if I were to repeat (yo, ssk, k1) twice, and k1 and p1 in the last st, I will need 21 stitches, which made me think that k and p is in fact one stitch.

I am grateful to anyone who can shed light on this. I am going grey by the minute.

Thank you.

The pattern: cast on 19 sts on dpns. knit 1 row. knit 2nd row to the last st, sl 1 with yarn in back, pick up 1 st through edge st of shawl, turn work. Row 1: k2tog, k3, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k and p in last st.

The questions are:

  1. does that mean I will have 20 sts on my dpns after picking up the edge stitch?
    *YES

  2. is there a stitch called k and p or do they mean k1 and p1?
    *K1 AND P1 IN THE SAME ST (similar to a kfb)

  3. if I were to repeat (yo, ssk, k1) twice, and k1 and p1 in the last st, I will need 21 stitches, which made me think that k and p is in fact one stitch.
    *YES AND SEE ABOVE

Hi and welcome!
Here’s a video that may help with the k1, p1 in the same stitch. It’s not perfect but the second time she demonstrates the stitch it’s much clearer. You start the row with 20sts as you say and since a k1, p1 in the same stitch is an increase so you’ll finish this row with 21sts.

Thank you so very much. I will give it a try and hopefully I won’t be stumped again until my next project.:woohoo:

I think you end with 20 sts because of the k2tog at the beginning of the 2nd row. That joins the edginig to the body of the shawl and is made with the last st on row 1 with the stitch that was picked up along the shawl edge.