I've been working on the Interweave Gatsby Girl sweater for a month or so. You guys have already given me great guidance on the lace problem over here in this thread
. But now I am down to the sleeve and here is my problem (with my comments and questions in italics)...
The following are the instructions for the shaping of the cap:
1. BO 10 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of foll 2 rows - 75 sts rem. No problem there - marked with white pins.
2. Dec 1 st each end of needle on foll 8 rows - 59 sts rem. First problem. Those are the yellow pins and at that point, 67 sts rem. So I Decreased ANOTHER 8 rows to get to 59 sts, against stated instructions. That is where the orange pins are.
3. Dec 1 st at each end of needle on RS rows 13 times - 33 sts rem. This is the what remains above the orange pins and I have only knit 4 rows so far. While not seen well in the picture, what is beginning to happen is that the left-hand side (with the letter opener pointing to it), the cap is remaining straight while only the right side is still arcing inward. The Dec 1 on RS rows reads to me that I am only decreasing one side?
4. BO 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 3 sts at beg of foll 2 rows - 19 sts. rem. BO all sts.
As you can see from the picture, I have already knit 4" of a cap but I theoretically still have to decrease another 14 rows but the entire cap is only supposed to be 6" in height. Running about 8 rows per inch, it might measure out right but I'm concerned about that straight side when the magazine's line diagram shows a complete arc.
And, BTW, there are no corrections on this pattern on the Interweave site.
Thanks for any insight! I'm sure it took me longer to put this whole question/thread together than it will be for someone to offer some brilliant insight...