Stuck on a pattern!


#1

Hi all, I am stuck on one row of my knitting pattern… it is…
K2 (M1 in the next st,K3) to the last st, K1.
I will be going from 27 stitches to 33…
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance!


#2

Hi and welcome!
M1 in the next stitch means an increase like a knit front and back (kfb) that works in a stitch rather than between sts. It’s shown in a video under Free Videos at the top of this page, Increases.
For the row, knit 2 sts then repeat the directions in parentheses across the row to the last stitch.
That becomes M1, k3, M1, k3, M1, k3 and so on.
Knit the last stitch.


#3

Thank you!


#4

That’s what I thought too, but she will end up with more than 33 sts.

Knitcindy


#5

The pattern is to increase 6 sts starting with 27 and going to 33. The repeat takes 4sts: one to increase into and a k3.
Here’s the way I look at it: 27-3 (the initial k2 and final k1) leaves 24sts. 24 divided by 4 is 6 so the repeat occurs 6 times. That accounts for the 6 increase sts.