Language differences can make knitting challenging. I have a sister who lives in France and she has had to learn the language of knitting twice! There is also a group on Ravelry (www.ravelry.com
- a knitter's website - here's the link to the group http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anglop...nies-in-france
) that is for French knitters. You may want to connect with them in order to have easy help for translations.
I tried to put explanations below.
With larger needles CO 38sts.
Row 1: k1, pm, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1,
pm, (k1, p1) 11 times, pm, (k1, p1) 3
times, k1, pm, p1. This adds 4 markers, and you stil have 38 stitches.
Row 2: Work in seed st (knit the purl
sts and purl the knit sts), increasing
one st at each end of row. 40sts
Row 3: kfb of first st, work across row
knitting through the front and back of
the sts on either side of marker, kfb of
last st. 50sts This row has 10 increases: the first stitch, the stitches on each side of each of the 4 markers (a total of 8 here) and the last stitch. "Work across row" usually means you should continue in your pattern stitch, which in this case is seed stitch.
Row 4 and all WS rows: Work even This means continue in your pattern stitch without increasing or decreasing.
Repeat these last two rows until there
are 16sts before the first marker.
Continue increases as established for
raglan shaping until there are 25sts
before the first marker. Do not
increase any more sts at the neck
Next Row: Work even placing sleeves
onto scrap yarn as you come to them.
Work even until piece measures 5in