Lost Stitches

Cast on 114 sts.

1st row - S.1. knit to end of row

repeat the 1st row onece

3rd row Sl.1 *k2, wlfwd, k1, (p2, k2 tog) twice, p2, k1, (wlfwd) twice, repeat from * to the last St., k1

4th row Sl1 *k1, k1tbl, p1, k2 (p2 tog) twice, (k2,p1) twice, repeat from * to last st. k1

5th row Sl1 *(wlfwd) twice, (k1 p2) twice k2 tog, p2, k1, (wlfwd) twice, k2, repeat from * to last st. K1

6th row Sl1 *p1, k2, k1tbl, p1, k2 (p2 tog) twice, k2, p1, k1, k1tbl, repeat from * to last st. k1

Repeat from the 3ed to the 6th row (inclusive) 3 times

Proceed in st. st. until the work measure 4 1/2 inches from the commencement, ending on the right side of the work

Next row Sl.1, p7 (p2 tog, p1) 14 times, (p2 tog) 7 times (p1, p2 tog) 14 times, p7, k1 (79 sts)

My problem is that once i finish doing the 3-6 row 4 times total i have 98 sts ( truthfully i have done this more than a dozen times and i keep ending up with different numbers) in order to do the next row (after the 4 1/2 inches) i need to have 114 sts. does anyone know if i am doing this wrong or if it’s the pattern? any suggestions on how i can get this right? my stress release is getting to be very stressful.

I think that i am losing sts. Does anyone have any advice on how to not loose sts?