# Trouble with YO and correct number of stitches

Hi all,

I am currently working on the South Seas Table Runner and I am having a heck of time with Row 1 of the pattern.

Row 1: (RS): K2, *k2, (yo) twice, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2-76 sts.

I have done this row 4 times now and each time I come up with 68 sts remaining. What could I be doing wrong and why would I be short 8 sts each time?

I want to rip my hair out and it’s only row 1, lol!

Thanks so much in advance, Tracie

***Sorry, I should have added that the original pattern calls for a cast on of 52 sts. I don’t know if that is important information or not but thought I should add it.

The diff of 76 to 52 is 24. Each rep would afford 2 add’l sts (the 2 YOs). You’d need to do the rep 12 times (2x12=24). How many reps are you doing?

It appears I’m only doing the rep 8 times, which would account for the missing sts. So how would i add in an additional 4 reps? What am I doing wrong? Is it possible that the pattern is wrong?

Has any one successfully completed the South Seas Table Runner by Knit 2 Together?

Not sure why you’re only doing 8 reps. 52 sts minus 4 (K2 at the beg, and K2 at the end of the row) = 48 sts. 48/4 (4 sts in each rep…[COLOR=“Red”]K2[/COLOR] at beg and end) = 12 reps. Each rep is *[COLOR=“Red”]K2[/COLOR], [B]2 YOs[/B], [COLOR=“Red”]K2[/COLOR] across.

Thanks for responding again. I guess it’s now apparent to me that I don’t know how to YO properly.

To me the pattern means (in very simple terms) knit 1, knit 1, yarn over (which is looping the yarn around the needle from back to front and then knit the stitch), yarn over (same as previous), knit 1, knit 1. So that means I am doing 6 sts in each rep. Is that not right?

I watched the video on knitting help on how to YO but I must not be doing it right.

Thanks again and I’m sorry for being a pain!!

no, there’s no knit stitch after the yarn over - a yarn over is just that, the yarn around the needle.

so it should be: knit 1, knit 1, * knit 1, knit 1, yarn over, yarn over, knit 1, knit 1

As noted the YO isn’t a st…you don’t K or P it. Bring yarn fwd btwn ndls, over right ndl, bring it back to front again, and over right ndl again. 2 YOs. When you look at the ndl you’ll see two wraps like [COLOR=“Red”]||[/COLOR].

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I was doing it wrong that whole time, lol! What a dufus I am, lol!

Thanks so much to you both for your help! I’m so happy I can get going on this now.

Take care, Tracie

Don’t feel bad, many people misinterpret poorly written YO instructions in some books and websites.