# Pattern that don't make sense?

Hello guys,
I have this pattern which is from Patons book 5000, jacket with collar and matching bonnet.

I am up to the 1st row of the 1st pattern, i can’t do it. I have try this row for 3 times now, it just won’t come out well.
It said rep from * to last st. I counted that it will create 12 stitchs each time of rep.

You use the total number of stitches minus the last st.
71-1=70

Then u divided by the 12 stitches that need to be repeat.
70÷12=5.83333

This number is impossible to be make.

Am I wrong? I’m so confused now

The first row repeat takes 10sts and leaves you with 10sts. Remember that a yarn over or yfwd in this case won’t use a stitch. Bring the yarn to the front between the needles then over the right hand needle to the back. That’s it.

I’m so sorry, i don’t understand.
I have do the row again for 2 times.
And i make this diagram for counting.
Still make no sense in my understanding.

You’ve counted the yf correctly. The difference is in the sl1, k2tog, psso.
The slip 1 takes one stitch
k2tog takes 2 sts
psso passes the slip 1 stitch over and off the needle. That slip stitch has already been counted.
Overall the sl1, k2tog, psso takes 3sts and leaves you with one stitch. A decrease of 2sts.

So the repeat takes 10sts and leaves you with 10.

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Is that mean pass the slip stitch over the knit 2 together stitch?

So I’m wrong because i make an extra psso?

For the slip stitch, I’m not sure to do it knitwise or purlwise.

Yes, pass the slipped stitch over the k2tog. Because it’s part of a decrease, slip the stitch knitwise.

Got it! Thank a lot!

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