knitting an afghan in panels of different number of rows


I'm following a pattern from "The Ultimate Book of Knit Afghans" for the Fisherman's Knit afghan. It is knit in 5 panels, each panel has a different number of rows. I knitted the outside panel first, which has 331 rows. I knitted the middle panel second (maybe I should have done that first). In total the finished piece should have 313 rows. However, I've knitted 181 rows and it is almost the same length as the first panel I knitted. How can it be so far off? Should I continue to follow the pattern or just go by length?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Much gratitude,

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Dec 08, 2021
Fisherman Knit's Afghan
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Debbie,

I would go with the length since it has different panels with different patterns. Some patterns like fisherman rib require more rows than other and it's way wider than other as well. That's how I feel.

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