Maintaining pattern

Hi Everyone - Just found this link and will try to explain my probelm. Am just a beginner knitter. I am making slipper socks, with the first row as a purl and the second row a combination of knit and purl. After doing this for 6 inches and ending with the RS row my next row asks me to maintain pattern, work 9 sts, k2tog, work 10 sts, k2tog, work 9sts. ending with 30 stitches. I know what to do with the stitches but what does "maintaining pattern mean?

It wants you to continue doing what you did for the 6 inches (you said it was purl one row, then a combination of knit and purl the next row, I believe?), and while you keep working that same pattern, also do the k2tog where it asks.

Does that help or did I confuse you more? :smiley:

Tigersagg Thanks so much, that really did help me. This is fist time I’ve been on a forum and I’m not so computer literate!!!

You’re welcome! Glad I could help. :slight_smile: