Thanks for the comments to my previous question (I had read the archives but still wasn't sure about reading the set-up row L-R or R-L.) I am now really confused! I have ripped this out and started again three times, but keep having the same problem. By my count, at the end of row 16 I should have 38 stitches on the needles, and then on row 17 decrease to 31 stitches. But, every time I do this, the same thing happens. I start row 17 - deal with those 1st 5 stitches, do the slip 2, knit one, pass 2 over (which decreases 2, right?), do the slip 3- knit (decreases 2 agai?), and then I should have 5 knit stitches, one slip, and then 2 more knit stitches before the marker (in other words, when starting the row, I have 16 stitches on the right, marker, 22 stitches on the left). But I keep running out of stitches - I do the first five, the slip2-k1-psso-, the sssk, and now I have 7 stitches on the right needle, and only 5 stitches left before the marker, where I should have 8. Then, on the other side of the marker, I think I should have 22 (k5, ssk, k3, s1, k3,k3tog, and then the last 5) - which I do, so that seems to work. It's only on the right side that seems wrong. I'm totally confused. Every single time I do this, everything works for the first 16 rows and the stitch count seems to be right. But then I get to this row, and I'm suddenly missing a bunch of stitches. Can anyone please help? Perhaps I'm doing those first two (after the initial 5) wrong? I am so tired of frogging this and starting again!
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