Please could someone help. I'm new-ish to knitting and I am attempting my first ever baby cardigan. I've done the back, it looks perfect comparing to the pattern, measurements, tension etc all ok.
So now I'm on the left front and NOTHING adds up. I'm going to post the instructions in the hope someone can see something I am obviously missing!
Soooo apologies for how long this will be but I really am stuck!
Using 4mm needles cast on 48 sts.
1st Row (RS) Knit
2nd Rw (WS) *K1 P1 to end of row. Patt is now set.
**Cont in patt as set until work measures 4cm ending with a WS row.
Keeping to patt as set, dec 1 st at front neck edge on this and every foll knit row until work measures 14cm ending with a RS row.
This is where I'm going wrong!!!
Cast off 7 sts at beg of the row Patt to end. (41 sts). Keeping to patt whilst shaping, cont to shape front edge and at the same time dec 1 st at the armhole edge of work on the next and every foll knit row until 2st remain on the needle. Work measures 22cm.
Right, now the problem I'm having is the decreasing on the shape front. It definietely says to dec 1 ST on this and every foll knit row, not every other row. So I start off with 48 stitches but I'm expected to decrease a stitch on every odd number row until it measures 14 cm, but somehow also cast off 7 stitches once I've reached this measurement AND still have 41 stitches?!?!
I just really do not get it. I've tried writing out each line marking what would be done, I've tried just knitting it and seeing where I get. I give up! This just does not work!
Please can someone spot what I am doing/reading wrong?!?!