Please help, I can;t figure out how I should increase this pattern!
It;s for a baby sweater by Lainie Hering .It goes from 54 sts to 150 sts in 12 rows, that should make 8 inc sts on each inc row. Its where to add them that gets me!Thanks! It reads as follows
With larger needles and CC cast on 46 sts.
Drop CC join MC. Knit 2 rows.
Row 1(inc row):K9 for left front;yo k1 for seam st;yo,k3 for sleeve;yo k1 for seam st;yo k 18 for back;yo k1 for seam st ,k3 for sleeve;yo k1 for seam st;yo k9 for right front - 54 sts.
Row 2:K4 purl across to last 4 sts, k4.
Note:For buttonhole. On boys sweater, place buttonhole on left side by working k2,yo, k2tog work rem sts in established pattern.
Rep(Rows 1 and 2) 12 times and at the same time, on 2nd inc row (RS)make first buttonhole. Rep buttonhole (every 2 inches)twice - 3 Buttonholes. Note:3rd buttonhole is worked after sts are dividedfor body.
Divide for body
Place sts for body on sts holders .
Place 22 sts from left,31 sts including 2 seams sts from left sleeve , 44 sts from back, 31 sts including 2 seams sts from right sleeve , 22 sts from right front.
You are suppose to repeat rows 1 and 2 12 times. Row 1, the set up row, tells you where all the increases are. You left one of them out though. The yarn overs make the increases. In row 1 you have 8 yarn overs those are your 8 increases (you only wrote 7 but I'm sure the pattern says 8).
What you are doing here is setting up the different sections of the sweater. The first 9 stitches are the left front of the sweater. Then you have a yarn over and a seam stitch and then another yarn over. That is the seam between the left front and the sleeve. Then you do 3 stitches that will be the sleeve and then another YO, seam stitch, and YO, for the seam between the sleeve and the back of the sweater. Then you knit 18 for the back. Then you YO, seam stitch, YO for the seam between the back and the other sleeve. K3 for the next sleeve and then do another YO, seam st, YO for the seam between the second sleeve and the right front. K9 for the right front.
It doesn't make it real clear but when you repeat rows 1 and 2 you will actually have one more stitch each time on each front and 2 more stitches in each sleeve section (one on each side), and 2 more in the back on each side where the back meets the sleeves. That adds up to 8 increases.
You keep building the sections by doing a yarn over on each increase row on each side of the seam stitches. You might like to place a marker right before each seam stitch. Then each time you come to the marker (on the increase rows) you will yarn over just before the seam stitch and just after it. The seam stitches will stay the same throughout. They will make a line of knit stitches and the yarn overs will make decorative holes on each side of the seam stitches.
So far I havent had any luck, have ripped it out too many times to count. Holes for seams not laying right I have take a break fom ths one ane am trying one with offset "holes" so maybe I can figure it out
I have a pattern that has been a favorite of mine that is made just like this one (only different). It is a little confusing at first. After you get a few inches into it you can see what it is all about better. I actually started one a while back and laid it aside to do other projects. It is made of real fine yarn and takes a while to make.
The holes are not the seams, but are on each side of the 1 seam stitch at the junctions where each piece touches-front, sleeve, back, sleeve, front.