I am a total knitting newbie, I’ve only done a few dishcloths BUT I want to make this really cute and easy shrug for myself. After reviewing the pattern several times before I begin, there is just one part I don’t understand. Could someone please help me? Here is the link to the pattern (it’s a pdf and it’s the very first pattern “ribbed shrug”)…
I’ve cut and pasted a portion below, the part in red is what I don’t understand…
CO 134 sts. Do not join into a rnd. Work k1, p1 rib for 6 rows.
[COLOR=Red]Dec row: (RS) K1, *k3tog; rep from * to last st, k1—46 sts rem.[/COLOR]
Next row: (WS) *P1, k1; rep from *. Cont in rib as established
until piece measures 39" (99 cm) from beg, ending with a WS
row. Inc row: (RS) K1, *(k1f&b, k1) in same st (3 sts made from
1 st); rep from * to last st, k1—134 sts. Next row: (WS) *P1, k1;
rep from *. Cont in rib as established for 5 more rows. BO all sts in rib.
Ok, now if I do k1, then do from the * to the * [B]to last st[/B], k1, why would I have 46 sts remaining? I’m confused . Am I reading it wrong? Thanks!