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Sep 19, 2019 16:37:34   #
I am having a hard time today
Cast on 6 stitches
Knit 4
Knit 1

No matter what I do and obviously I am doing something wrong, I do not come out with 8 stitches at the end as it says I should.
Has anybody made this pattern? I would really appreciate guidance on this.

Thank you

Sep 19, 2019 16:41:56   #
smasha12 (a regular here)
It reads to me as though you’ve missed K1 at the beginning. With 6 stitches, you should be able to k1, M1, K4, M1, K 1... you M1 by knitting in the bar lying before the next stitch.
Sep 19, 2019 16:48:21   #
jinx (a regular here)
You cannot do a KFB in place of a M1 without have issues with the count. M1 does not use a stitch and KFB uses a stitch.
Sep 19, 2019 16:50:46   #
So I s1wyif first then knit or the other way around.
i.e. s1wyif then K1?

Pattern correction:
Row 1 - s1yif, m1, knit 4, m1, k1
Sep 19, 2019 16:51:12   #
Thank you
Sep 19, 2019 18:18:22   #
vonknit (a regular here)
You start with 6 stitches, then you are adding two more.... that equals to eight when I was going to school! Maybe new math is all different today.
Sep 19, 2019 18:41:56   #
Elin (a regular here)
Are you doing a true "M1" or another type of increase. If you're making a KFB (knit front and back) it will not work.
Sep 20, 2019 08:00:24   #
This has been explained well by a couple of people. Many of us had to learn the hard way about how to count using the Kfb type of increase. The M1 is the easiest and best way to increase if designer doesn't give specific instructions otherwise. Many patterns also give instructions for the abbreviations this designer uses. I would be sure to review those instructions so you follow method of increasing, or at least practice a bit (on a swatch) to see if a more preferred method will give the look and count necessary. The good thing, IMO is that you are counting right away so you know to correct before going far. I really appreciate when designers advise # of stitches there "should be" after any increase or decrease event. That has saved me more times than I'd like to count!
Sep 20, 2019 11:58:51   #
I agree with smasha12, looks like there should be a k1 to start.
Sep 20, 2019 18:05:48   #
vonknit wrote:
You start with 6 stitches, then you are adding two more.... that equals to eight when I was going to school! Maybe new math is all different today.

A bite in the tail of your message - why? Original post had 5 sts being worked + 2 x M1. That adds up to 7 right? Correction in a later post answers the question - first stitch is slipped - so 6 sts are knit + 2 x M1 = the required 8 stitches.
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