I'm trying to knit the short sleeves for this cardigan (in the 3rd size, age 1-2). The rest of the cardigan has had a 12 row repeating pattern to create a lacy effect. According to the picture, the sleeves should look the same. However, this bit of the pattern only has a 2 row repeating pattern, row 1 complicated, then row 2 is just purling back along.
I've clearly done something wrong, because I'm not getting the right pattern coming out in the sleeve. In the section 'shape sleeve top' it says:
"Cast off 2 sts in patt at beg of next 14 rows."
I cast off 2, then started at the 4th stitch of the 1st row pattern, then continued to the end of the row. Then in the next row I cast off 2 then purled back along the row to the end. The next row I cast off 2 then started from stitch 6 of the 1st row pattern. Etc etc etc.
What am I doing wrong?
Should I cast off 2 then just start at the beginning of the row 1 pattern instead of counting along to compensate for the cast off stitches?
Any help greatly appreciated!