I’m planning to knit the Feather and Fan throw I saw in the Knit Picks catalog, and while I wait for my yarn order to show up I figured I’d try the Feather and Fan pattern out on a dishcloth. This is supposed to be an easy pattern, but I’m getting confused on my stitch count. I hope someone can help me figure this out.
This is the pattern:
Cast on 42
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K3, P to last 3, K3
Row 3: K3, (k2tog) 3x, (yo, k1) 6x repeat from * to last three stitches, K3
Row 4: Knit
In row three, it seems to me that there’s a decrease of 6 stitches with the (k2tog) 3x, which is repeated twice in the row. There’s an increase of 12 stitches though with the (yo, k1) 6x which is also repeated twice per row. Therefore, there’s a net increase of six stitches in that row, which messes up the stitch count for working that row the next time around. Plus, if I’m continually increasing six stitches every fourth row, how can I end up with a rectangular piece?
I know I must be making a fundamental mistake somewhere, but I can’t seem to figure this out. I’d really appreciate some help. Thanks!