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i need help understanding a pattern

I'm new to knitting. Where I get confused in this pattern is toward the very end where it says k15 tog and repeat * because I don't know which * they're referring to? Please help me!

Cast on 90 sts and work in seed st as follows: * K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row.

2nd Row. * P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat last 2 rows 5 times. P 2 rows.

Work in pattern as follows:

1st Row. K 1, P 1, * K 1, P 4, repeat from *16 times, K1, P 1, K 1.

2nd Row. K 1, P 2, * K 3, P 2, repeat from *16 times, P1, K1.

3rd Row. K 1, P 1, * K 3, P 2, repeat from *16 times, K1, P 1, K 1.

4th Row. K 1, P 2, * K 1, P 4, repeat from *16 times, P1, K 1.

Repeat these 4 rows for pattern. Work even in pattern for 4 inches, ending with 4th row of pattern.

Next 2 Rows. Working in pattern cast on 5 sts at beginning of each row.

Next 6 Rows. Work even in pattern increasing 2 sts on last row ( 102 sts).

Next Row. K 15, K 2 tog, repeat from * 5 times.

P 1 row.

Next Row. K 14, K 2 tog, repeat from * 5 times.

P 1 Row.

Continue to decrease in the above manner having 1 st less between each decreasing point until 36 sts remain.

P 1 Row.

Next Row. K 2 to g across Row.

P 1 Row.

Cut yarn leaving an end long enough to draw through remaining sts, fasten securely.

Sew back seam. With right side toward you starting at the inside of turn back, pick up and K 64 sts across lower edge of Cap and work 3 rows in seed st, bind off.

Trim with ribbon ties as illustrated

 
THulsey wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Based on the math, I believe

Based on the math, I believe the last few rows are simply missing the asterisk at the beginning of the row. I.e., the row should read: *K 15, K 2 tog, repeat from * 5 times

To show how I got to this: You should have 102 stitches at the end of the previous row. The repeat as shown above is 17 stitches (the 15 you knit plus the 2 knit together); 102 divided by 17 is 6, which is the number of repeats you should have according to the pattern.

Hope this helps.

 
jolenehopkins wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Kt I know ur not approving my

Kt I know ur not approving my comment so would u answer?

 
jolenehopkins wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

not helpful

I still don't understand because, if you read the pattern, there are 4 * with different instructions. I understand that it is shorthand but I am unclear of which one to repeat. If the pattern was copyrighted or had a persons name or any contact info dont you think I would have asked them. There is not so here I am copying and pasting an unclaimed piece of info on the internet.

 
jolenehopkins wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

I still don't understand

I still don't understand because, if you read the pattern, there are 4 * with different instructions. I understand that it is shorthand but I am unclear of which one to repeat. If the pattern was copyrighted or had a persons name or any contact info dont you think I would have asked them. There is not so here I am copying and pasting an unclaimed piece of info on the internet.

 
jolenehopkins wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

I still don't understand

I still don't understand because, if you read the pattern, there are 4 * with different instructions. I understand that it is shorthand but I am unclear of which one to repeat. If the pattern was copyrighted or had a persons name or any contact info dont you think I would have asked them. There is not so here I am copying and pasting an unclaimed piece of info on the internet.

 
jolenehopkins wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

I still don't understand

I still don't understand because, if you read the pattern, there are 4 * with different instructions. I understand that it is shorthand but I am unclear of which one to repeat. If the pattern was copyrighted or had a persons name or any contact info dont you think I would have asked them. There is not so here I am copying and pasting an unclaimed piece of info on the internet.

 
KT wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Even though this may be a

Even though this may be a free pattern, you should not post someone else's pattern in its entirety unless you have permission from the copyright holder.

This being said, the asterisks * are being used to allow for a short hand of the instructions.

If the instructions say * k5, p2, repeat from * 10 times, the instructions are saying you will knit 5 stitches and purl 2 stitches and you will do this 10 times. The asterisk * marks the beginning of the instructions you will be repeating.

If it is visually easier for you, you could put the parts of the directions that need to be repeated in brackets or parentheses like this: (k5, p2) repeat 10 times.

Hope this helps.

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