I'm a little confused.
I'm knitting this sweater: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTtopsecret.html
I'm currently knitting the yoke after joining the sleeves.
When I joined, the pattern said to, "Leaving 9 [9, 10, 10, 10] sts from each sleeve and 9 [9, 10, 10, 10] sts from each side of the body [diametrically opposed] on holders, put the sts from the sleeves and the body on the 32" size 10.5 needle, placing a marker after moving 20 [20, 20, 21, 22] sts from the first sleeve.
162 [168, 174, 182, 194] sts on needle."
Okay, so I did that, but now I'm not sure I did it right.
When I joined the sleeves to the body of the sweater, how do I know I did it the way the pattern wants me to do it?
What I did was...I joined sleeve 1 to one side of the body, put the front body stitches onto the needle cable, joined the second sleeve to the body, then put the back body stitches onto the needle cable. (Gosh, I'm not explaining this very well...I hope someone understands!)
So I started knitting the yoke from the first stitch after placing the second sleeve onto the needles.
Now the pattern says to, "Next row: Dec 28 [24, 24, 22, 24] sts evenly around to marker. 126 [136, 142, 152, 162] sts on needle."
But I'm worried I don't have the marker where it should be.
I did put it on after moving 22 (I'm knitting the biggest size) stitches from the first sleeve, but again, if I joined the sleeves wrong, it wouldn't be where it should be in the pattern, right?
If I do it the way I have the stitches now, I'd be decreasing across the front yoke from just after the second sleeve join to the middle of the first sleeve join.
Does that make sense?
Is that right or wrong?
Something is telling me I should be decreasing from mid-sleeve to mid-sleeve?
Or am I just overthinking here?
There are more decreases in the yoke as the pattern goes along, and I don't want to do the wront thing so that my sweater is all lopsided once I'm done. :(