Hi, I’m knitting a hat for my son, and I don’t understand what patt4 means when I’m shaping the crown of the hat. It’s a ribbed hat,
2x1 rib. The first row of the shaping is: patt4, p2tog,(patt4, p2tog) 13 times, k1, p0, 71 sts.
Please help me put these instructions into context!!!
I think the pattern author is a Mathematician or a software engineer.
Did you notice the “p0” in the ending of the row?
k1, p0, 71 sts.
A Math person would read that as p [I]naught[/I] or purl naught.
In context, the pattern is 3 sts long so two repeats would be 6 stitches. Patt4: follow pattern for 4 sts then next 2 (of 6) are p together. The instructions give this decrease pattern twice before telling you to repeat 13 times. 13+1 = 14 and 14 *5 (p2tog reduces from 6 to 5 sts in the 14 repeats.
Then the follow the k1, p pattern for the end of row as k1, p[B]0[/B].
Total for dec row is 71 sts
Now, either they are a mathematician, programmer, engineer, or simply OCD with the k[I][COLOR=“Blue”]x[/COLOR][/I],p[I][COLOR=“Blue”]y[/COLOR][/I] pattern repetitions. [/COLOR]