Hi all. I'm trying to make this bolero on straw.com (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/trio_bolero.html) This is the screwiest pattern I ever read :? and I can't get my brain around it!
The front panels of this bolero read like this:
With one strand of Trio and Fizz held together, CO 9 (11, 13) sts. Inc 1 st at neck edge every 3rd row 6 (6, 5) times as follows:
RS: k1, k into front and back of next st, k across
WS: p to last 2 sts, p into front and back of next st, p1
At same time, work in garter st (k every row) for 1".
Change to Trio only and begin working in stockinette st.
Work even over 15 (17, 18) sts until piece measures 5½" (6", 6") from beg, ending with RS row completed.
Someone, please tell me what the h#@! they mean! I don't see where you get that little point at the bustline. I can't tell which is the neck edge. I don't know what I'm supposed to work on "at the same time" garter stitch for one inch. I can't tell if I'm knitting from the top down or the bottom up. From the pictures, it looks like each row of the front panels is some part one yarn and some part two yarns together, not one or the other. It looks like the bottom, the inside edge, and the neck part are 2 yarns together and the rest is one yarn. And the needles they call for are circular AND straight needles, but I don't see in the pattern where it tells you to use one or the other!
The pattern has been up there for a long time, so I imagine if there was a correction, they would have put it in by now.
I'm working with this scrumptious yarn and it looks like a pattern that gives instant gratification (Red Licorice, one of the Joann Sensations yarns).
I want to do this. I'll post it on on my blog too, but I'd really like to know in how you read it.