These are the instructions I have for the project.
Lion Brand® Lion Cotton
4 sts and 8 rows = 1" in garter st. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
PATTERN STITCH (with straight needles):
Row 1 (RS): K.
Row 2 (WS): Sl first st as if to p, bring yarn to back between the sts, k to last st, bring yarn to front, sl last st. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat st with straight needles.
Top of First Strap: With straight needles, cast on 16 sts. Work in pat st with straight needles for 6".
Inc Row (RS): Keeping to pat, k first st, inc 1 st in next st, k to within last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, k last st. Cont in pat st and rep inc row, inc 1 st after first k st and inc 1 st before last k st, every other row 24 times more, end WS -- 66 sts. Place sts on a holder.
Top of Second Strap: Work same as Top of First Strap. Place sts on a holder.
Join Straps and Body: Next Row (RS): Using circular needles, k 66 sts of First Strap, cast on 18 sts for body, k 66 sts of Second Strap, cast on 18 sts -- 168 sts. Mark beg of rnd. Join and work around in garter st (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) for 10" more. Dec Rnd: (K 19, k2tog) 8 times -- 160 sts. P 1 rnd. Dec Rnd: (K 18, k2tog) 8 times -- 152 sts. P 1 rnd. Cont in this manner dec 8 sts every other rnd, having 1 st less between decs on each dec rnd, until 8 sts rem; changing to dpns when necessary. Cut yarn, leaving a long strand to draw through rem 8 sts and secure to WS.
FINISHING: With WS facing, sew top of straps tog invisibly.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) bet = between
BO = bind off CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s) opp = opposite
p = purl pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
The part I need help with is from the increase row down...i think if I could get a lameman's term translation I could figure it out.