I am knitting a shawl sweater, pretty easy pattern:
Row 1: k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 Repeat this row until your work measures 31 inches.
Bind off all stitches. Weave in all ends. Lay your work out flat lengthwise. Fold in each corner and make a 7 inch arm seam with extra yarn and tapestry needle.
The problem is that I end up with a decrease in number of stitches. The total stitch count is 80; somehow I end up with with a smaller number anywhere from 4 - 6 stitches short.
I’ve ripped out or started over a handful of times. There is something I’m doing that I don’t realize at the time until I knit the next row. I count each row as I complete it before starting the next.
I’ve attached a link to a photo of the problem I frequently have but don’t know how to fix.