Hi there, this is my first attempt at knitting something other than a plain old scarf or blanket and I’m a little confused.
Basically the pattern says to cast on 25 stitches. Okay. Knit for 5 rows, okay. Then it gets to the lace pattern, and at the end of the first line, it says I should have 31 stitches on my needles instead of 25. My problem is I get 3/4 of the way through the line and I’ve run out of stitches.
I think my problem is with the yarn over. I know how to do one, but I’m a little confused about the subsequent stitch. If the pattern says [yo, k1] 5 times, does that mean I put the yarn over and knit and THEN knit 1 (and continue) or do I just put the yarn over and the following stitch is the k1?
There’s really something to be said for having a knitting support group in person! I need to find one of those rather than trying to teach myself out of books.
Thanks so much for your help!