What does this mean?


[COLOR=“Red”]Round 1a[/COLOR]: SSK, knit 10, place st marker, repeat until the end of the round
[COLOR=“Red”]Round 2b[/COLOR]: K1 and then work the following sts in the rib pattern shown above (round 2), keeping in mind the sts that are in front of you. The last st before the st marker will always be a p st
[COLOR=“Red”]Round 3b[/COLOR]: SSK, K until st marker, slip the stitch marker (I know duh! but just in case), repeat * * until

What does the designer mean by 1a,2b,and 3b?

does this mean that I knit a round after each decreasing round?

Are there rows 1, 2, and 3 given? It sounds like it, but without more information, it’s hard to say where these rows happen and what’s before and after them. Do you have a link to the pattern?

the link to the pattern is http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=145662.0

Thank you.

Thanks, it really helps to have everything in context. These are just the decrease rounds and she called them 1a, 2a, 3a to differentiate from the previous rounds 1 and 2. Right after them she has -
"Repeat rounds 2 and three until you have 8 sts left"
which is talking about the dec rounds 2a and 3a. 3a has the decs on them, 2a is the plain pattern round with no decs.