Boy, am I getting good at "unknitting" stuff!
I'm working a pattern from a knitting book I picked up on vacation this summer in New Zealand. Being a novice knitter, I don't know what these directions mean and I've included ALL the directions that I've worked so far (I don't know what might be important to answer my question).
BACK AND FRONTS (Knitted in one piece, beg at lower edge) using 5.5mm circular needles, cast on 188 sts.
Note - work in rows, not rounds.
1st row (right side) - K3, *P2,K2, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row - P3, *K2,P2, rep from * to last st, P1.
These two rows form rib patt.
Rep last 2 rows twice = 6 rows rib in all.
7th row (right side) - K3, purl to last 3 sts., K3.
8th row - P3, knit to last 3 sts., P3.
Cont in body patt until work measures 40 cm from beg, working last row on wrong side.
Here's where I'm not following what they mean.
Divide for armholes - Patt 60, cast off next 6 sts loosely purlways, patt 56, cast off next 6 sts loosely purlways, patt to end.
What does this mean????
The directions continue with this:
Change to pair of 5.5mm needles and cont on last 60 sts for Left Front, leave rem sts on circular needle.
Cont in body patt until Left Front measures.......
In the makeup directions the only sewing that is done is to join the sleeve seams and then sew in the sleeves. There is NO side seam on the body of the sweater.
If anyone needs more of the directions to see where this is going just let me know. In the mean time, ......
Hey! I could be knitting