Hello, I began The Voyager Lace Stole, which I find a very beautiful pattern, but I have problems with the chart and it seems that I am the only one ! :
Row 1 115 ok
but Row 2 : 13 x 9 + 1sl + P2tog, + P1 + K1 = 121
same with row 4 I have two stitches more, I can count and count again
Do I not understand something ?
I must say I am quite dumb in understanding knitting pattern ...
Thank you for your help
Dominique in french guiana
I am one of the designers of this pattern and I hope I can help you find an answer to your extra stitches. The stitch count changes from row to row on this pattern and it does not have a "resting" row, that is, wrong side rows that are all knit or all purl, giving the pattern stitch a "rest." Since you are ending up with extra stitches, my guess is that you are forgetting to work a purl 2 together, adding an extra yarn-over, or possibly working the purl before a knit stitch incorrectly.
I suggest you go back and check your knitting against the written pattern instead of the chart, stitch by stitch, until you discover where you are adding extra stitches. Pay special attention to the yarn-over before a purl. At the end of the pattern, there are instructions on how to work the stitches, YO* - before purl - wrap yarn around needle purlwise.
I hope you can find your extra stitches so you can knit the Voyager pattern. Thank you for the compliment on the pattern. You might try swatching the pattern in another yarn, working a couple of repeats until you understand the pattern stitches and can keep your stitch count correct. I often do that with new stitch patterns just to get to know the pattern. Good luck, and please come back and post if you need more help.