I am a new knitter. I would like to make a blanket and am having trouble understading the pattern. There is a section that is titled "Pattern stitch" which outlines a Body Pat (a multiple of 16 sts + 1 st; a rep of 8 rows). It then identifies what to do for each of the 8 rows but from what I can tell indicates only about 16 stitches -- "k1, *yo, k6,(sl 2 sts tog as if to knit, k1, pass the 2 slipped sts over the k1 - double dec made), k6, yo, k1, rep from * across."
Then there is an instructions section that makes more sense saying cast on 97 sts. k 3 rows for garter st border. work 4 rows each of stripes 2-8. rep 4 rows of each stripe for 4 more times. knit 3 rows of stripe 1 for garter st border, bind off all sts loosely.
Am I supposed to work row 4 on in a repeat of the body pat???
PLease help me! :)