I’m at my wits end with this pattern and was hoping to get some help. I consider myself somewhere between a beginner and intermediate with my knitting but this pattern isn’t adding up for me and at this point I can’t figure out if it’s the headache I’ve acquired after frogging my work a couple times or if I’m just overlooking something really obvious. My marker never seems to be where the pattern says to slip it.
It’s for an increase section on a shawl and it says this:
Cast on 12
Knit 1 Row
Row 1: k1, k1fb, yo 7 times (you now have 22 sts in the ruffle), place marker, knit to end
Row 2: WYIF slip the first st as if to purl, then k to 1 st before m, M1, k1, slip marker, k to end of row
Row 3: Bind off 14 sts (you now have 8 sts in the ruffle), slip marker, k to end of row
Row 4: WYIF slip the first st as if to purl, then k to 3 sts before the m, yo, k2tog, M1, k1, slip marker, knit to end of row
Repeat these 4 rows, ect.
My questions revolve around this: After binding off 14 sts I’m assuming I knit those 8 sts until I reach the marker to slip it? Because the marker is still 7 stitches away with the last loop from the bind off on the needle.
And once I start repeating the rows it seems if I stick to doing 7 repetitions of the k1fb, yo on row 1 I still have a stitch left before the marker. Am I supposed to be moving my marker with each repeat of Rows 1-4? It doesn’t seem to be where the pattern says it going to be slipped.
Any help would be appreciated as I’m going to sleep on this before frogging my last attempt.