I have taken up knitting again after a 20-year hiatus and need to move on from circular caps and ribbed scarves. The problem is I lost my “knitting guru” and don’t know who to ask for help with what I’m sure is my failure to understand basic instructions.
I am trying my 1st lacy stitch pattern and thought I chose a pretty simple one for a scarf called Climbing Vines. I must be mis-interpreting what I’m supposed to do because I can’t seem to get the pattern to fit into 31 stitches. Here are the directions:
(multiples of 9 st +4)
Row 1: K3, * yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, end k1
Row 3: K2, * yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from to last 2 sets, end k
Cast on 31 stitches. Purl 1 WS row.
Question 1 - Does “yo” mean I am supposed to bring the yarn forward and knit the next stitch (then knit the following 2 stitches, slip the next stitch from the left hand needle to the right without knitting it, knit 2 together, etc) OR do I bring the yarn forward, knit the following 2 stitches, slip the next stitch, knit 2 together, etc)? In other words, does “yo” mean bring the yarn forward and knit the stitch or just bring the yarn forward? Either way, I must be doing something wrong because it doesn’t “work out” for 31 stitches.
Question 2 - On the instructions for Row 3, it says "rep from to last 2 st, end k2. Do you think this is a typo and they missed an asterisk between “from” and “to”? Otherwise, from what?
I would really appreciate any help anyone can offer!