# Stitches keep changing

I am working on my sleeves and at the edge is a lacey pattern. I have 42sts cast on but on one row I have 42sts then the next is 47st and then it keeps alternating between the 42sts and the 47sts. Am I doing it right?
Here is the pattern
Pattern 2: divisible by 8 + 2 sts (1 edge st each side)
Row 1 (right side row): K 1 (edge st), * yo, K 1 through back of st, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 5 *, repeat from * - *, K 1 (edge st).
Row 2 (wrong side row): P 1 (edge st), * P 4, P 2 tog through back of sts, P 3 *, repeat from * - *, P 1 (edge st).
Row 3: K 1, * yo, K 1 through back of st, yo, K 2, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 3 *, repeat from * - , K 1.
Row 4: P 1, * P 2, P 2 tog through back of sts, P 5
, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Row 5: K 1, * K 1 through back of st, yo, K 4, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 1, yo *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 6: P 1, * P 1, P 2 tog through back of st, P 6 *, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Row 7: K 1, * K 5, K 2 tog, yo, K 1 through back of st, yo *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 8: P 1, * P 3, P 2 tog, P 4 *, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Row 9: K 1, * K 3, K 2 tog, K 2, yo, K 1 through back of st, yo *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 10: P 1, * P 5, P 2 tog, P 2 *, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Row 11: K 1, * yo, K 1, K 2 tog, K 4, yo, K 1 through back of st *, repeat from * - *, K 1.
Row 12: P 1, * P 6, P 2 tog, P 1 *, repeat from * - *, P 1.
Repeat rows 1-12.
What do you think? :??

I did count 42 in some rows and 47 in others, so it looks like you’re correct. Lace patterns don’t always have the same number of stitches in each row.

As long as you can complete your repeats and have a stitch left over for the edge, you’re good.

Great! Thank you.