# Pattern Question

I don’t understand how to read rows 6-13 of this pattern:

Rows 1-3: K.
Row 4: (P2, k2) rep 9 times, p2.
Row 5: (K2, p2) rep 9 times, k2.
Rows 6-13: Rep (rows 4 and 5) 4 times.
Row 14: P2, p2tog rep to last 2 sts, p2 - 21 sts.

I am to repeat rows 4 and 5 and do it 4 times. This will give me a total of 28 rows (7 x 4). But the next line reads Row 14, so I don’t understand what I am to do 4 times.

Rows 1-3: K.
Row 4: (P2, k2) rep 9 times, p2.
Row 5: (K2, p2) rep 9 times, k2.

Then what you do is essentially this:
Row 6 would be row 4
Row 7 would be row 5
Row 8 would be row 4
Row 9 would be row 5
Row 10 would be row 4
Row 11 would be row 5
Row 12 would be row 4
Row 13 would be row 5
Row 14: P2, P2tog rep to last 2 sts, p2-21 sts. (the 21 means you should have 21 stitches on your needle at this time.)

OK, but what does the 4 times mean?

If you look at the numbered rows 6 to 13 and count the groups of row 4 and row 5 you will see that you have done them 4 times

OHHHH. LOL! Ok could they have not left that 4 times out of the instructions? Good grief.

I think it’s a matter of you thinking rows 6-13 are 7 rows (they’re actually 8 rows) which you repeat the 7 rows 4 times. Not repeat 2 rows (4 and 5) 4 times for those 8 rows.

Are you sure, the directions in Row 6 says repeat Row 4 and 5 four times. And then the next row is 14. I don’t think I am understanding your idea of repeating 7 rows? Can you help out with this? Cuz read it as doing row 4 and 5 four times?

People often subtract one number from another, and 13 minus 6 would appear to be 7 rows. But if you count it out on your fingers it’s 8 rows, which is rows 4 and 5 done 4 times.

nannaknits, you got it right! Looks like 4 times to me.