Thank you ladies!
This pattern just gets crazier
I am now knitting flat, just placed markers, and increasing on the knit rows. I still cannot decipher how this pattern will work. Here is the new dilemma:
I have 68 sts on my needles. The marker placement is:
P12 PM(front), P10 PM(sleeve), P24 PM(back), P10 PM(sleeve), P12 PM(front)
It seems a little strange to me that there is a front marker 12 sts in from one end and another front marker after the last stitch at the other end, but I've never knit anything w/ sleeves before...so maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about, lol. I would have thought they would each be 12 sts in from either end though.
However, I do know math...and it isn't adding up. After placing the markers, on the increase rows I am to:
"Knit across inc. 1 st. before and 1 st after each marker across row. (*inc.'s)"
this alt w/ P rows on the backside. Then...
"Repeat these 2 rows until a total of 212 sts.
P across back side."
If I have 68 sts, 5 markers, and increase 1 st before and 1 st after each marker (ie. inc 10 sts per inc row), how will I ever end up w/ 212 sts?
I'm thinking something is off w/ the markers because this is a bilateral design, yet it seems like I will not be increasing the front equally on either side the way I interpret the pattern.
I cannot see what alteration would result in 212 sts though.
If I left off that last marker (which is at the end of the row,) I would be increasing 8 sts per row, which doesn't add up either.
What am I missing? Any thoughts?