# How do I do a no stitch, times or row?

by Cheyenne
(England )

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I an stuck on a knitting pattern and am not sure what to do can you please explain or even show me how to carry out row 5 in the attached picture.
I have colored coded it so you can see where I need help on.

In between the yellow dots are the straight brackets - what do these numbers suggests? Are they suggesting the number of stitches I should use if I want different sizes.

When it comes to row 5 it has the straight brackets again with less numbers can you please explain this?
After that, inbtween the red dots, in normal brackets it tells me to (fwd, s1, k1, psso, k4). I understand how to do all the commands within the brackets but I just dont understand why they are in brackets and what come after it which i have underlined purple.

The abbreviation that I have underlined in purple means the following (this is what is written on the pattern) 0 - no stitches, times or row , please can you explain this to me?

I feel like once you explain all the above I will understand the part inbetween the green dots but just in case can you explain this to me as well please.

All in all if you can just in very simple terms explain the whole of row 5 for me that would be great.

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 Feb 07, 2021 Rating How do I do a no stitch, times or row? by: Ratchadawan Hello Cheyenne, The number before and in brackets represent the sizes of your garment. The one that show here - 53 [59:65:69:75] sts are range from smallest to biggest. You only pick one number that match your size which indicate in the pattern before you begin the work. Circle all the numbers that correspond to your size will make you less confused. Each of the number that belong to your size stays in the same position from the beginning to the end. For example, if you have a smallest size, your numbers will be the first number outside the bracket and you'll follow only this numbers, nothing else. Same thing with the 5th row, If you're the smallest size then use your number. k6 [0:3:5:2], (yfwd, s1, k1,psso,k4) 0 [0:0:0:1] times, * k2tog, yfwd, k1, yfwd, sl1, k1, psso,k4, rep from * to last 2[5:8:1:4]st, (k2tog, yfwd, k1, yfwd, s1, k1, psso) 0 [1:1:0:0] time, (k2tog, yfwd) 0 [0:0:0:1] times, k2 [0:3:1:2]. The smallest size instruction would be like this; k6, *k2tog, yfwd, k1, yfwd, sl1, k1, psso,k4, rep from * to last 2 st, k2. It looks short because I cut out the one that in parentheses because they are follow by number 0 and that means do nothing because it's a zero time. One more example for one size up (the first number inside the bracket). The instruction for row 5 would look like this; * k2tog, yfwd, k1, yfwd, sl1, k1, psso,k4, rep from * to last 5 sts, (k2tog, yfwd, k1, yfwd, s1, k1, psso) 1 time. It is difficult to explain how to read pattern in writing. I was thinking it would be great if I could just sit down and have a talk with you. Then I thought why don't I just make a video. So, I did. I know it's not a great one but I feel that you would be a much more understanding when you see me explain it. Here is the video for you. Have fun knitting! Ratcha

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