I’m new to these forums as well as pretty new to knitting and I was hoping to get some advice on a new felted cloche hat pattern I’ve been working on. I’ve had to take my work completely apart no less than 7 times as a result of a particular part of the pattern I keep messing up on called “Asymmetrical Short Row Shaping.” The pattern first has me cast on 90 stitches, then I join in the round, purling rounds 1, 3, & 5 and knitting rounds 2 & 4. This is all simple enough. The following part is where I keep having problems (and I’m copying what this part of the pattern says exactly):
-Knit 42 sts, hold yarn in front and turn work. Slip 1 st purl wise. (One wrapped st (W&T) completed)
-K22 sts, W&T
-K21 sts, W&T
-Continue in this manner until there are 3 wrapped sts on each side.
-Knit Across all sts for the rest of the round, knitting the wrap and stitch together when you come to it.
-Next Round: Purl all sts, purling together wrap and st.
The problem is, since there are 3 wrapped sts on each side, there isn’t just one wrap and stitch to knit together when I come to it.
Also, in the process of messing this whole part up, I’m creating holes that I fear the felting process won’t even be able to cover up.
If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be extremely appreciated. I’m so tired of having to unravel the whole thing and start all over. Thanks so much!