I have a knack for finding patterns that make me
Maybe its because I'm a self taught knitter, or the knitting fairy's have it out for me!
I have ripped back more than one can imagine and I really get sick of just leaving a started project to the bag of "Ill figure it out later"
I'm working on a pattern right now that is giving me fits!! Its for a really cute raglan sweater that is knit from the top down which I thought "Oh this will be simple!" wrong!
Any tips, tricks .. Words of advice?!
Here is the pattern that I'm having a hell of a time with though thankfully Ingrid has helped me immensely!
An example of my pain lol .. How would you know that you don't count the wrong side row when the pattern tells you to repeat the last 2? ARGH!!
Read through it and tell me if its just me please
It was a free pattern I found on Knitting Daily:
Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater
Eccentric Cable: (worked over 12 [14, 14] sts)
Row 1 and all WS rows: (WS) K2 (3, 3), p8, k2 (3, 3).
Rows 2, 6, 8, 12, 14, and 16: (RS) P2 (3, 3), k8, p2 (3, 3).
Rows 4 and 10: (RS) P2 (3, 3), sl 4 sts to cn and hold in back, k4,
k4 from cn, p2 (3, 3).
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1–18 for cable.
[edited down to the lines in question]
Row 3: Keeping front bands in garter st and non-cabled sections in St st, work 1 row in patt.
Row 4: K5, work 12 (14, 14) sts in cable patt, *knit to 1 st before m, k1f&b, sl m, k1f&b; rep from * 3 times, knit to last 17 (19, 19) sts, work 12 (14, 14) sts in cable patt, k5—8 sts inc’d.
Cont in patt and rep last 2 rows 17 (19, 21) more times, ending with a RS row—232 (254, 276) sts total: 62 (68, 74) sts for back, 48 (52, 58) sts for each sleeve, and 37 (41, 43) sts for each front.