I’m new to this forum & knitting! HELLO!
Used to be an engineer - how complicated could it be to learn to knit?:teehee:
I think you guys are amazing! You have to be excellent crafters, mathematicians & engineers all in one!
I am stumped trying my 4th project (still on beginner’s linear panels but more ambitious).
I think I just do not understand how REPEAT works in a pattern’s instruction. I am certain I am doing the stitches correctly. However in the end, I am 2 stitches short of the 53 cast on in the beginning.
I’ve charted this out (once an engineer…) by counting on paper the stitches and I’ve also tried knitting a sample 10 or so rows. I’m always short 2 stitches.
[B]LACE WRAP PATTERN:[/B]
–Cast on 53 sts. Knit 3 Rows
ROW 1: K3, *yo, P2tog, K3; rep from * across
ROW 2: K3, *yo, P the next st & the next yo together, K3; rep from * across.
–Repeat ROW 2 for pat until 53 1/2 inches.
LAST ROW: K3, * yo, K1, K in back loop of the next yo, K3; rep from * across; Knit 2 rows. Bind off loosely.
I end up w/ 51 sts per row instead of the 53 cast on. Confusing!
Everytime there is a repeat, I do the “yo, P2tog & K3”. That is 6 sts per repeat. Plus there is the extra K3 at the beginning of every row. That does NOT add up to the pattern’s 53 cast on sts.
I think I need to understand what I am doing wrong with the repeat, before I can move on… Too many patterns have repeat instructions in them.
I’m looking forward to meeting a ‘teaching’ buddy here…