So, I have a pattern for a blanket on the back of the packaging for my yarn.
It says to cast on 123 stitches, then garter a few rows before starting the design rows.
The first row after the garter calls for k10, *p2 (k1, yo, k1, p2) k5 repeat from * three times more, ending last repeat k10 instead of k5.
I’m fairly new to knitting, but by my calculations, row 1 calls for me to have started with 143 stitches, not 123…
And after completing row 1, with the yarn overs, I should have 163 stitches to work with for row 2… But row 2 also calls for the use of 143 stitches… Row 3 also calls for 143 stitches, but has some slips to make a decrease… Row 4 again calls for 143.
My question is, how do I start with 123 stitches and still pull off row 1… And likewise, how do I go from the row 1 increase to row 2, which has less than 163 stitches.
Thank you in advance for your help!