Help with Debbie Bliss "Off Duty Vest"
Here's a question on behalf of my 91 year old mother. She can't figure out part of this pattern and neither can I.
The Off Duty Vest appears in Sublime #654.
She is working on the back. You cast on 120 stitches and work on these without increasing or decreasing until you get to shaping the shoulder. Earlier, at the armhole edge, you start a little pattern by k5, p1, knit to the last 6 stitches, then p1, k5. Purl the next row. She has finished the 28 repeats of the 2 row pattern.
The pattern says at this point that the back should be 22.5 inches ACROSS. Why is it telling us to measure across when there have been no increases or decreases? We have measured everything and it is neither 22.5 inches across OR long.
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!