Ive been knitting for many years but always have had trouble reading a pattern.
I found this pattern and have been wanting to make myself this sweater/coat for yrs.
Can someone explain just what im doing wrong?
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 (right side) : P 1, * K next st in row below, P 1, repeat from * across row.
Repeat these 2 rows for pattern stitch.
BACK: Using larger needles and a double strand of yarn, cast on 55 (61-65) sts.
Work even in pattern st until piece measures 21(21-21 ½ ) inches, ending with
Row 2. On the next row dec 1 st each end of needle and repeat this dec every 2 inches once more.
Work even in pattern as established on 51(57-61) sts until entire piece measures 25 (25-25 ½ ) inches.
Ive followed the pattern, it didnt seem right to me, so i ripped it out and did some 'research' and found that doing a Knit mext stitch in row below" seemed to me like i would be adding stitches. Its to be worked on straight needles,....
I tried it that way, and before i knew it, the piece just got way too big for the needles.
What in heavens name am i doing wrong? what am i to do with the stitch that is ABOVE the one im to knit below?
thanks in advance.