Now that I explained my problem, and you were able to answer back with the marvelous expertise of a seasoned knitter, I thought I'd like to explain just a bit more about my making this particular sweater.
I'm 58 years old, and way, way, way back (some would now call them the "olden days." :teehee: ), this was the pattern I used to make my first knitted sweater somewhere around '65 or '64...and it was for my boyfriend, who has now been my husband since 1968 (time flies, doesn't it?). Back in the early 70's, we unfortunately had a fire and along with most of our belongings this sweater no longer existed.
Well, recently I came across the Spinnerin book...amazed that I still had it, and fascinated that the sweater still seemed modern by today's standards. I asked my DH if he would like me to make it for him again and he said, "Definitely!" The original was dark teal, but this time I am making it in a heathered chocolate.
It really baffled me that I couldn't figure out the raglan pattern when I had made it years before without any assistance deciphering the pattern.
I am a "recent" breast cancer survivor, and I still seem to have a bit of what is called "chemo brain," which is probably what caused the problem (along with aging...lol...what a combination! :pout: )
I also have some problems with my hands due to treatment and current meds that I must take...but, I refuse to stop knitting...and while it might take me longer to complete projects, I'm just glad that I can happily click away with my needles!
Sooooo....while I don't think it will take too long to finish, I plan on hiding it once it's finished to present to him on our anniversary this coming June.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or heard when touched...they must be felt by the heart" [/i]Helen Keller