I have knitted a few baby cardigans and cable knit blankets and sweaters. I wouldn't call myself a beginner, but not an expert. I haven't had too much trouble with patterns before, but I am currently working on knitting a yoke cardigan for my little girl and I completed the back piece. I am working on the left front piece and it says to work in stocking stitch end for 23 centimeters and end with a purl row. I did the purl row. Afterwards, it mentions the pattern. Easy-7 rows stocking st and then 5 rows garter stitch. Then it says 'shape raglan armhole' and says to cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next row (35 sts). Work 1 row. Keeping the pattern correct, dec at armhole edge in next and foll 4th rows 5 times in all, then in foll alt rows 9 times. Work 0 rows patt (21sts).
The problem here is that i dont understand fully if I start the pattern after it says shape raglan armhole and cast off the two stitches or after 'keeping the pattern correct'. I already did it from the cast off 2 from shape the raglan armhole. I would prefer to know which way is correct. ALSO.. I am casting the stitches off on the right side of the project but casting off on the beginning of the row. Since it is the left front, shouldn't I be dec on the left side?! I would like more info on what it means after 'keeping the pattern correct' in detail. This is the big problem! I dont know what it means to dec in the next and foll alt rows, etc! Please explain this for me!!
I've been stuck for 2 days on this! I can't find out what to do!