|Help me Internets...
||[Nov. 22nd, 2010|09:13 pm]
UK knitters ahoy
So I'm knitting this pattern...
I've started the back tonight... the first 5 rows are 1x1 rib and I've got 86 stitches on my needles. The first row of pattern says for 1st and 2nd sizes "P5 ,C4B,P2 * P3, T2B, T2F, P5, C4B, P2, rep from * to * 3 times, P3 " I ignored the bits in square brackets as I assume they are for the second size. I've done the repeat 3 times but now I have 18 stitches left instead of the 3 I would expect to have. I added up the stitches and got 11 before the *, 18 between the *'s (times 3 makes 54) and 3 after the * which only comes to a total of 68 and would explain why I have stitches left over.
If it helps any (but it didn't help me...) the next row of pattern is K3  *K2,P4,K5,P4,K3* rep from * to * 3 times K2,P4,K5  So effectively that's still only 68 stitches, and just purling on the backs of the cables and knitting on the back of the purl stitches...
Any ideas where I am going wrong?
x posted to brit_knits and craftgrrl