So I’m knitting my first baby outfit, and am having trouble understanding how to deal with the armhole section. The problem is in the “Shape raglan” section. I underlined where I’m confused.
First, how do you measure the armhole on this? I have no idea how to tell when the armhole measures 2 1/2 (I’m doing smallest size)
Second, next it says “AT SAME TIME, shape neck” but says to only repeat it “2 times” Am I to assume this means that the armhole will not measure 2 1/2 until I have completed the 10 additional repeats, meaning the neck shaping will take place in the final 2 rows of the raglan shaping instructions?
So confused. Thanks if you can help :mrgreen:
Below is the pattern(http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kbs-aquaLayette.html?noImages=):
Shape raglan Place sts onto circular needles in the following sequence: 22 (27, 32) sts from Left Front holder, place marker, 37 (41, 45) sts from Sleeve holder, place marker, 49 (59, 69) sts from Back holder, place marker, 37 (41, 45) sts from Sleeve holder, place marker, 22 (27, 32) sts from Right Front holder – 167 (195, 223) sts.
Dec row (RS) *K to within 2 sts of next marker, k2tog tbl (through the back loop), slip marker, k2tog; rep from * across all markers, k to end – 8 sts dec.
Next row (WS) Purl. Rep the last 2 rows 12 (15, 18) times more – 63 (67, 71) sts. [U]AT SAME TIME, when armhole measures 2½ (3½, 4½)", shape neck as foll Cont with raglan shaping, after working first 4 (5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, place them on holders, then dec 1 st at beg and end of every RS row (neck edges) 2 (2, 2) times. On last WS row, p2tog before and after each marker. Slip rem 43 (45, 47) sts on holder.[/U]