I am trying to swatch the Heirloom Silk Shawl from Erika Knight's "Knitting for Two".
Row 1: Knit 1, *knit 2 together, yarn forward, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2
No problems there
Row 2: Purl 2, *slip 1 purlwise, purl 1, repeat from * to last stich, purl 1.
No problems there.
Row 3: Knit 2 *yarn forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Here's the problem. Does "pass slipped stitch over" mean to bring it over the stitch I knit after it, as in a decrease? Because if you do that, you end up with a lot fewer stitches and row 4 does not have any increases. This pattern is a 4 row pattern repeat.
Row 4: As Row 2
I suspect that pass slipped stitch over means something other than what I'm thinking.
BTW, has anyone ever knitted anything from this book? I am also working on the "Mom's Soft Wrapped Jacket" and the measurements of where you cast off the lapel and distance to the armpit seem to be off significantly. Anyone else experienced this? The instructions tell you to BO 17 sts for the lapel on the same row you mark the start of the armhole which makes it 9 inches from the shoulder. That places the lapel directly below the breast apex. Not a good look and certainly not like the photograph. Besides which the collar will fall about 4 inches short of the lapel on both sides. The armhole also ends up about 4 inches larger than the sleeve. I know rib is stretchy, but come on.
Thanks for any input.