Pattern help please! :)

This is from Vickie Howell and Knit 1

here’s the link to see a picture and full pattern:

http://vickiehowell.com/2006/05/brimster-free-pattern-of-month_01.html

Here’s part of the pattern:

MAKE THE BACK

Cast on 98 sts. Work in 2x2 rib for 5". Place piece on stitch holder.

[b]MAKE THE FRONT

Cast on 34 sts. Work in 2x2 rib for 6 rows.
Next RS row: K2tog, P2tog, work in 2x2 rib to end.
Next row: P1, K1, work in 2x2 to end.
Continue in this manner until piece measures 6".
Next RS row: P1, inc1, K1, inc1, work in rib to end.
Keeping in pattern, work in rib until piece measures 7". Bind off.[/b]

MAKE THE BODY

Transfer back piece from holder onto circular needle. With same needle, pick up 50 sts along side edge of front piece. Join round (so that back and front pieces form a circle) and place marker. Work in 2x2 rib for 1.5".
**Note: You can either seem the front and back pieces together now, or wait until you’re finished knitting. Your choice.

Begin Shaping
Next round: *K2tog, p2. Repeat from * to end.
Next round: Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts (K1xP2 rib) to end.
Next round: *K1, P2tog. Repeat from * to end.
Next round: K1, P1 to end.
Next round: K2tog to end.
**Note: Transfer stitches over to dpns at this point or whenever you feel it becomes necessary.
Next round: K2tog to last st, K1. (19 sts)
Next round: Next round: K all sts.
Next round: K2 tog to last st, K1. (12 sts)
Next round: Knit all sts.
Next round: K2tog to end.
Break yarn and draw through remaining live sts to close.

I have bolded the part I’m confused about (or the most confused about anyway). Where it says “Continue in this manner until piece measures 6"” do I repeat from the K2tog, P2tog, work in 2x2 rib to end or from the P1, K1, work in 2x2 to end. If I repeat from the former, I will have a triangle. But repeating from the latter, as I did and am close to finishing, I don’t understand the point of the weird border it makes.

I’d love any thoughts! TIA![/b]

I would do both rows because one row is the RS and the other is the WS so you should have to to both rows till it measures 6"

Yes, do both rows; you have to decrease for the shaping at the top and very likely you will end up with a triangle.

sue

Okay, thanks so much.

So then another questions:

Cast on 34 sts. Work in 2x2 rib for 6 rows.
Next RS row: K2tog, P2tog, work in 2x2 rib to end.
Next row: P1, K1, work in 2x2 to end.
Continue in this manner until piece measures 6".
Next RS row: P1, inc1, K1, inc1, work in rib to end.
Keeping in pattern, work in rib until piece measures 7". Bind off.

When it says “keeping in pattern” does that mean

RS row: P1, inc1, K1, inc1, work in rib to end
WS row: P1, K1, work in 2x2 to end

or does it mean P1, inc1, K1, inc1, work in rib to end, and repeat until piece measures 7"?

You all are so helpful BTW! Thanks.

It means keeping to the rib pattern even with increases and decreases.

sue

Sorry, I feel really dense here.

So, would I do this:

RS row: P1, inc1, K1, inc1, work in rib to end
WS row: P1, K1, work in 2x2 to end

or this:

RS row: P1, inc1, K1, inc1, work in rib to end
WS row: K1, P1, work in 2x2 to end