Hello all, I am brand new here....I am thrilled to have found these forums.
I've been knitting for just under a year, but really have become serious about my knitting fairly recently.
So, I am trying my hand at making a sweater for my 5 year old daughter. This is my very first sweater...right on the heals of knitting my first sock (pun intended). So, it's a bulky weight raglan sweater and I am knitting it exactly as the pattern has told me. I am now to the raglan shaping (for the back, the first section I am knitting) and I am very confussed. This is how the pattern reads:
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 sts beg of next 2 rows. 49 sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and every following 4th row 1 time, then every following alt row to 23 sts, ending with a purl row. Leave rem sts on a st holder.
I have done the first 2 rows and am now down to 49 sts on my needles. I am stumped with what to do next. Do I st st the next three rows and dec that row and the next and keep on with that until I have 23 sts?? And what technique would/should I use to dec? Cast off?? K2tog?? I am just really confussed. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
I am sure I will be back with more questions as with this sweater, I will be learning how to cable as well.