I am knitting a yoga bag in a lace pattern and I am confused. I’m not confused as to what stitches I’m doing, but I’m confused as to how many stitches should be on each row. I started with 80, and I would assume that the increases and decreases should make up for each other and always be at 80, but sometimes I am not at 80 stitches (on this particular row I’ve found that I messed up somewhere because at the end there are supposed to be 5 stitched and there are only 4)
Can someone help me do the math on this pattern?
Rows 1,3,5,7: Purl
2: K2, * yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
4: k2, *K1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo; rep from * to last two sts, k2.
6: K1, k2tog, *yo k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo k1, ssk, k2.
- k2, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, yo, ssk, k1.
I wish I knew how to draw out the pattern, then maybe I could do the math better on how many sts are supposed to be on each row.