Winter Dickey Pattern
Outer Side of Collar (start with 100 cast on stitches)
Rnds 1-4: *p2, [k1tbl] 2 times, p1, rep from * to eor.
Rnd 5: *p2, yo, k2togtbl, p2, rep from * to eor
Rnd 6: *p2, [k1tbl] 2 times, p1, rep from * to eor
Rnd 7: *p2, SSK, yo, p1, rep from * to eor
Rnd. 8: *p2, [k1tbl] 2 times, p1, rep from * to eor
Rnds 9-12: Rep rnds 5-8
Rep rnds 1-12 once more
Question: k2togtbl will drop a stitch each time
SSK will drop a stitch each time
Therefore, how can I end up with 100 stitches still on the needles at the end of this part?
The pattern goes on to knit a simple pattern for 2 ¼ inches, then starts onto the next part, which assumes that there are still 100 stitches on the needle. How can this be?