#96 Fancy Cables and Lace Baby Blanket

Set-Up Row Confusion on Pattern #96

Dear SweaterBabe,

I'm confused by the set-up row on the  #96 Fancy Cables and Lace Baby Blanket and keep getting an extra stitch. Can you explain what I could be doing wrong?

-- Confused Knitter

Dear Confused Knitter,

Sorry for any confusion! Please let me try to help.

Here is what it says for Row 8 (which I think is the row you are asking about?):
Row 8 [RS – Inc 3]:

P2, *pm, work Row 2 of Lace over next 17 sts, pm, p2, k2, KFB, k2, p2; rep from * 2 times, pm, work Row 2 of Lace over next 17 sts, pm, p2 = 102 sts.

And here is "Row 2 of the Lace pattern":
Row 2 [RS]:
P2, *k3, [yo, k1] 2 times, skp, k3, k2tog, k1, p2; rep from * to end.

SO, this is how it breaks down (I've written the lace part in):
P2,

*pm, P2, k3, [yo, k1] 2 times, skp, k3, k2tog, k1, p2; pm, p2, k2, KFB, k2, p2

[then you repeat from * 2 times, so you do the above 2 times, which I will write out here:]

pm, P2, k3, [yo, k1] 2 times, skp, k3, k2tog, k1, p2;
pm, p2, k2, KFB, k2, p2 [that's the 1st repeat]

pm, P2, k3, [yo, k1] 2 times, skp, k3, k2tog, k1, p2;
pm, p2, k2, KFB, k2, p2 [that's the 2nd repeat]

then, do the last part:
P2, k3, [yo, k1] 2 times, skp, k3, k2tog, k1, p2, pm, p2.

That will get you to the 102 sts. Does that help at all?

It may be easier to read the Row 2 of the LACE as this:

P2, k3, [yo, k1] 2 times, skp, k3, k2tog, k1, p2

The "*" in the Lace can confuse. It's actually not applicable for the blanket since you only need to do one repeat, i.e. one panel of the lace.

Please let me know if that helps at all or please ask me more!

Best,

-- SweaterBabe