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Trouble with pattern

Posted by: Tracy W. (IP Logged)
Date: October 10, 2009 07:56PM

I am making a "shrug" and am up to the body shaping section. It reads "Work short rows as foll: (note: each sc, hdc, dc or ch counts as 1 st).
Row 1: Work across 80 sts in est patt ending with ch-5, work RS short-row shaping as foll: dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sc, turn.

I understand the stitches and gather I must work over 80 stiches of the previous row; however, the previous row pattern is five sc, then ch 5, then back to five sc, ch 5, etc. How can the "short row" work over this row. For instance, it reads to end with ch-5, but none of the sts are worked into chain sts; all of the sts are made in a sc; and there are 5 sc together but the row I'm looking to make seems to work only over 4 sc (dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sc).

Would appreciate any insight.

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