Hi Kathleen, I notice on pattern it doesn't tell you how many stitches to cast on. Row 3 has more markers that were called for in row 1, Im really confused.
Are you talking about the Lacy Prayer shawl that was in a free pdf of three prayer shawls? If so you cast on 5 stitches. On the first row you place 4 markers and on the third row there are four markers. I usually highlight on my pattern where the markers are mentioned - helps me keep track of them - might work for you. If this isn't the pattern - if you could post the instructions as they appear - that would help someone determine what is the problem. A lot of great people here who are great detectives at solving pattern mysteries.
Cast on 5 stitches.
Row 1: (RS): K2, pm, YO, pm,
K1, pm, YO, pm, K2.
R ow 2: K2, P3, K2, slipping
markers as you come to them.
Row 3: K2 sl m, YO, K to next
marker, YO, sl m, K1, sl m, YO,
K to next marker, YO, sl m, K2.
To the posters on the prayer shawl blog/forums, just wanted to say that I am a new subscriber to the "Knitting Daily" website and I am happy to find a prayer shawl reference. I have been knitting these shawls and encouraging others to do so for many years. Last Sunday I helped a church member who has Parkinson's to fix her the shawl she was working on for her grandson. She is in a nursing home and still finds that she can do something for her loved ones by knitting although it is getting more difficult for her. I spent a wonderful hour with her unraveling the shawl until we got to a good place, but at the same time she unraveled her life story, which was very interesting.
I am wondering if anyone has had any experience in helping folks with disabilities of any kind (physical, mental, or both) to knit. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.