Hi, I’m fairly new to knitting and this instruction has me so confused! I’ve attached a pic for reference. I have highlighted the size I am knitting however on the highlighted section, I have completed this row yet have somehow ended up with 66 stitches rather than 59! I’m not sure if I have read the pattern wrong but would be very grateful for any help. Thank you
Going by the stitch count it seems you might have made your increases BETWEEN the stitches rather than IN the next stitch.
The difference is an increase between such as a M1 adds a new stitch without using up any stitches and would add up to 21 new stitches 45 + 21 = 66 which you are getting.
An increase IN the next stitch as directed by the pattern uses up a stitch so 1 stitch is used up whilst an additional 1 is made. This makes 14 new stitches 45 + 14 = 59 which is what you want.
For the rep between the asterisk you are using 3 stitches each rep.
Purl 2, increase IN the next stitch
The repeat uses 3 stitches up and results in 4.
Hope this helps, if not let us know.
Thank you so much, yes that makes sense! I’ve gone back and re-done it and I now have 59 stitches thanks again!
Glad to hear the row worked out for you.
Hope we get to see a photo of the finished project.