Hi! This is my first time attempting a sweater. It's a baby sweater for my son who will be born in February.
So I'm having hard time interpreting how I'm supposed to "increase the neckline." Here's what the pattern says verbatim after some setup instruction that I've already gone through:
[B]The yoke of the cardigan is formed by increasing every RS row along raglan 'seam lines.' At the same time, the neckline is shaped by increasing stitches at the beginning and end of the first and each following 4th row (this will be rows 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25).
ROW 1 (RS): (knit to 1 st before marker, krl, k1, slip marker, k1, kll) repeat 4 times, knit to end.
ROW 2 (WS): purl
Repeat rows 1 and 2 a total of 13 times, while at the same time increasing 1 stitch on the first and every following 4th row at the neckline (by working a kll after first stitch and a krl before last stitch) a total of 6 times. 159 stitches.[/B]
After much re-reading and consternation and mapping on a piece of paper, I've finally got to the point where I understand how to get to the 159 stitches and which rows to work the increases.
When it says to "increase 1 stitch... at the neckline by working a kll after first stitch and krl before last stitch" does that mean at the beginning of and end of the row respectively? Or do I need to know where the neckline specifically starts to work those increases in? The first paragraph I quoted says that it is at the beginning and end of the row, but then the 2nd paragraph doesn't repeat that and specifically says "at the neckline" so I'm not sure how to interpret it.
Thanks in advance for any guidance! I'm sure I'll have more questions on this pattern as I get further along.