Pattern is so confusing!

by Linda

Pattern says insert right hand needle through 3rd,2nd and 1st sts on left hand needle and K1, yfwd, K1, p1. If I knit all 3 stitches together which is how I have interpreted the pattern. There will be one stitch less on each cycle.
The pattern is over 6 rows:
1st row: K2, p1, k3 rep to last stitch.
2nd row: P2, k1, p3, rep from to last stitch.
3rd and 4th row: Knit.
5th row: K2, p1, insert right needle through 3rd,2nd and 1st sts on left hand needle and k1, yfwd,k1, rep to last stitch.
6th row: P2, k1, p3, rep from to last stitch.
Any advice or help would be gratefully received.
I am an experienced knitter but this pattern I do not understand.
Thank you.

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Sep 12, 2021
by: Anonymous

Like others I have struggled to understand this pattern. The video was very helpful. However I am knitting the second size and the pattern did not work out. Why do you need to yfwd? You have not lost a stitch. I have omitted this and the pattern is now working out.
Very disappointed in Sirdar.

Sep 13, 2020
by: Anonymous

I'm having very same problem as the above comment. If I follow pattern I'm short 10 stitches cant figure it out at all. I'm knitting for years is there a miss print or what its pattern sirdar 5294. Am very disappointed as I cant continue

Sep 04, 2020
Sirdar Pattern is so confusing
by: Ratchadawan

Hello Linda,

You won't loose any stitch because you have the "yfwd" between the two k1. When you knit into the 3 sts, then yfwd, k1, you should have 3 sts on the right needle. If you not sure how to do this then, please follow the link below to see my response to other knitters on this same question.

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