I’m working on a pattern by The Next Beautiful Thing called the Highland Travel Shawl. The pattern is very easy but I’ve run into a snag. The pattern is free on ravelry.
The cast on is 240 sts, divided by a SM at 120. The pattern is two alternating rows of row 1: K3, SSK, K to 2 sts before marker, SSK, sm, K2TOG, knit to last 5 sts, K2TOG, K3, row 2: K all sts
So every other row, the pattern decreases by four sts. So 14 rows in I had 212 sts. 22 rows in I had 196 sts. The pattern says to repeat rows 1 & 2 until there are 8 sts left. Right now I’m down to 12 sts, 6 on either side of my SM. But there is no way to follow row 1 to get the sts down to 8. Am I missing something? My math is right, I’ve done 92 rows since I hit 196 sts which puts me at 12 sts. Can anyone explain how to do this? I need to have 8 sts before I can follow the next row.
Any help is appreciated!