I've started this babysweater
and since it's my first sweater ever, I was wondering if I could run the instructions as I understand them, by y'all just to make sure I understand them correctly. I think they are written a bit sloppy, or maybe it's just (still growing though!) lack of knowledge of knitting-English
I've knitted the back (or front) up to about 5 inches from the cast-on edge, ended with a purled row and that's where it becomes tricky for me.
The pattern states:
Shape raglan Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 1st row: K2, skpo, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 2nd row: Purl to end. Repeat the last 2 rows until 23 sts rem, ending with a purl row. Beg with a knit row, work 2 rows stocking stitch. Cast off.
The way I understand it, this means I cast off 3 stitches at the beginning of my next row, then knit 2, slip/knit/pass-over, knit to last 4, knit 2 together and end with knitting 2.
(is the skpo a decrease?)
then on the next row I again cast off 3 stitches and purl the rest of them.
Then I'll repeat the above 2 rows untill I have 23 stitches remaining.
And after that I'll alternate a knit and a purl row.
But does 2 rows stocking stitch
mean that I just knit one row and purl one or is it knit/purl/knit/purl?
And, once I've finished this for both sides, I'll be back with a bunch of questions about the sleeves I think because it looks like I might have some problems with the abbreviations there aswell.