Pattern Help: Striped Knit Ripple Throw

Below is the information I have. My main point of confusion is with >row 4< and not knowing what to do. Should I end up with 119 sts after going across if not how many?

Instructions: cast on 119 sts.
row 1 (WS): knit.
row 2 (RS): knit.
row 3: purl.
^row 4: *K2tog 3 times, [yo, k1] 5 times, yo, k2tog 3 times; rep from * across.^
row 5: knit.
Rep rows 2-5 once more.
Pattern continues repeating rows 2-5 in different colors to make stripes then BO all sts.

I only tried to do >row 4< once and this is how I interpreted it.

K2tog K2tog K2tog yo k1 K2tog K2tog K2tog yo k1 K2tog K2tog K2tog yo k1 K2tog K2tog K2tog yo k1 K2tog K2tog K2tog yo k1 yo K2tog K2tog K2tog Repeat across.

After thinking about it a bit I’m pretty sure I misinterpreted it but don’t have any clue as to what I should be doing.

The craziness might be because crochet abbreviations/instructions are like my first language.

Thanks in advance to anyone who tries to help. <3

The way I read it you K2 tog 3 times - yo, k1 5 times - yo once - k2 tog 3 times. That’s your pattern repeat.


I believe you do end up with 119 stitches.
The repeat looks like 6 decreases (k2tog 6 times total) and 6 increases (6 yo total) so the count should stay the same.
@Jo_Hamlett has expanded on how the row is read

Are you ok with it now?

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This can get pretty confusing if you’re not used to it. Here’s how the row should be done

K2 tog, K2 tog, K2 tog, yo k1, yo k1, yo k1, yo k1, yo k1, yo, K2 tog, K2 tog, K2 tog

And repeat that whole thing across the row