Unsure of understanding the pattern instructions

by Kathleen
(Montana)

I am working on a Dale of Norway pattern #8101-6 Zebrafoll.

I am not sure how to interpret the following written instructions: "cont. St st and C OFF every other row at neck edge, 2 sts twice".

Does this mean to cast off 1 stitch every other row for a total of 8 rows knitted?? (Counting the rows I don't cast off along with the 4 rows that I would cast off)

OR

does this mean to cast off 2 stitches every other row for a total of only 4 rows knitted??

(counting the rows I don't cast off along with the two rows I would cast off, casting off 2 stitches at every cast off row).

The pattern is not difficult and I can usually figure things out by going by the # of stitches needed to end the section, but in this case the count is going to be the same no matter which way I interpret the directions.

Thank you for your time, Kathleen

YOUR ANSWER


Without seeing the rest of the pattern I cannot be absolutely certain that my interpretation of your instructions is correct, all I can do is provide you with how I would interpret them.

Your instruction is: "cont. St st and C OFF every other row at neck edge, 2 sts twice"

The way I read this is: continue in stocking stitch and cast off 2 stitches at the neck edge on alternate rows twice.

So yes, cast of twice for a total of 4 rows.

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THANK YOU
by: Kathleen245

THANK YOU !! so much for your prompt reply to my question.!!

it's always nice to have sound advice!.

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