Sorry that my first question on this forum is so long … I’m using a Patons “Easy to follow Pattern” from the 80s. My SLEEVE pattern is worked sideways and set into deep square armholes. I have 22 stitches on my needle after the first 2 rows,
then the pattern says:
Keeping patt correct and working extra sts into patt, cast on 3 sts at beg of alt rows 14 times, AT SAME TIME inc at beg of 3rd & foll 6th rows, 5 times in all … 69 sts.
I can’t get it to add to 69 sts!
First question is about the “alt rows” Do I cast on 3 sts at beg of THIS NEXT row and each other row until I’ve “cast on” a total of 42 extra stitches over the next 27 rows?
Second question is : Do I repeat 5 times the whole instruction: "inc on 3rd and 6th rows (i.e. INC 10 extra sts in total) or do I just inc 5 times - on 3rd, 6th, 3rd, 6th, and 3rd rows of pattern? this would add up to 69.
Huge thanks for your patience and help!