Pattern Help

To all the seasoned knitters out there. I am a begginer at knitting & I have a question. I have a pattern that states the following on one of the rows for knitting a scarf.

K1, (k2 tog) 3x, (YO, k1) 6x, (k2 tog) 3x, k1

Now, I know that K1 means knit one stitch & k2 tog, means knit two together. However, where it says 3x, I assume that means 3 times, but what I am wondering is, does that mean to do that step three times, as in the next three stitches? Or, does that mean that you do the step once, then every time you come to that row do those steps again? Thanks for the help.

K1, (k2 tog) 3x, (YO, k1) 6x, (k2 tog) 3x, k1

When you have a number outside a bracket, you do what’s in the bracket that many times.

In this case, you’d k1, then do the k2tog three times. The next step would to do both the yo, k1 six times, k2tog three times, end with k1.

Your row will be:

k1, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k1

Wow I have always wonder this too, so glad the question was asked and answered, you bunch are great!!! :hug: