Something tells me I'm doing this wrong

HI everyone!

I have a pattern for a herringbone lace scarf, which goes something like this:

Herringbone Lace Rib: worked on a multiple of 7 plus 1 stitches
Row 1: sl 1 knitwise, *p1, k1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * to end
Row 2: sl 1 purlwise, *k2, yo, p2tog, k2, p1, repeat from * to end

Scarf Directions:

  1. Cast on 36 stitches.
  2. Work in Herringbone Lace Rib until scarf is desired length.
  3. Bind off loosely.


  1. Sew / Weave / Darn all loose ends.

What keeps happening is that by the time I get to the end of Row 1, I have 3 extra stitches. So, instead of ending the row with the sequence “k1, p1, k1,” I end up having to “p1, k1, yo” before starting the 2nd row. What do you think I could be doing wrong? I’ve started this over 5 times and I’ve experienced the same problem each time. :frowning:

Thanks in advance for the help!

Well, there is definitely something missing. The pattern is a 7 stitch repeat with a plus one. So your instruction should start with or end with one stitch that exists outside of the * * repeat. You may have omitted that for clarity, though. I suggest you put a stitch marker between each repeat. Let’s say the pattern starts with a: K1, then goes into the pattern as you spelled out, you should place a stitch marker after every 7th stitch and make sure you work the pattern only between each set of markers.