I'm in the middle of knitting the 'Bacall' cardigan pattern (Rowan). I've done the back, but I can't get my head around how many I need to increase at the front.
This is what the pattern says:
'Cast on 34 sts. Beg with a K row, work in st st for 2 rows, ending with RS facing for next row' (it's clear so far, then it follows) :
'Working all increases as set by back, inc 1 st at the end of next and foll 9 alt rows, then on 2 foll 4th rows and at same time inc 1 st at beg of 5th and 2 foll 6th rows. 49 sts.
Cont straight until left front matches back to beg of armhole shaping'
The increase for the back follows as:
'K2, M1, K to last 2 sts, M1, K2'.
My problem is the following: I calculated the rows for the front using the numbers given by the tension (22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm), and that gave me 42 rows for the back to reach up to the armhole shaping.
Obviously, I would have to do 42 rows for the front too, to reach the armhole shapings - but if I followed the pattern given, I could do all increases only within 5 rows! This just doesn't add up!
Is there anyone who could shed a light on this?