There is a pattern for a jacket that I have been working on. I have been able to understand it all except the part where I have to divide for the armholes. I haven't made a garment before but I would really like to make this for a family member. If someone could explain the instructions to me I would really, really appreciate it. It's written like this:
Mark center Back rib with a knitting marker. Continuing in rib pattern, work 17 (18, 19) Left Front sts, work next 23 (25, 27) Sleeve sts and place on holder, dec 1, pattern to center rib (yo, k1, yo), into next st (k1, yo, k1), into next st (4 st increased) pattern until 42 (45, 48) st remain, dec 1 place next 23 (25, 27) Sleeve sts on another holder, pattern across remaining 17 (18, 19) Right Front sts — 56 (60, 64) sts.
Continue in establishd k2, p2 rib, incorporating the new stitches into the rib pattern and increasing 4 st at center Back every 10 rows 3 more times — 68 (72, 76) sts. Work even until 60 rows are complete. Sweater measures approximately 27 inches. Bind off.