I am working on a sweater that calls for casting on 77 stitches

"work one wrong side row even, end K1"
So, at this point, I should still have 77 stitches, right? …and I did!

SOOOO…

I cast on 77 stitches (for an XL)

Row 2 reads: "Increase into first stitch by knitting into the front and back of that stitch. M1, k3, M1, k13, M1, k3, M1, K37, M1, K3, M1, k13, M1, K3, M1

1 + 3 + 1 + 13 +1 + 3 + 1 + 37 +1 + 3 + 1 + 13 + 1 + 3 + 1 = 83 stitches

I am at the K13…and can only K12 and have no more stitches! as I am 6 stitches short!

what am I missing???

thanks!

Thanks

You’re probably doing a KFB instead of a M1 for the increases. This uses a stitch rather than increasing between the two stitches the way a M1 does.

:knitting: That is exactly the problem! A friend wrote me this:

Remember, an M1 increase is not the same as a Kfb (knit front and back of a stitch). If you use the kfb, it will throw off your stitch count.

The M1 is made by picking up the strand between two stitches and knitting into the back of it.

I hope that helps,

I did!

thanks to both of you!!!:yay:

You’re probably doing a KFB instead of a M1 for the increases. This uses a stitch rather than increasing between the two stitches the way a M1 does.

While that’s true, it has you start out by doing a kfb, so gives the idea that that’s what you should use to inc. And since it ends with a M1, you can’t do the last increase between stitches, so should be a kfb too.