Azel Pullover

I decided to make the Azel pullover- I purchased it from ravelry and now I am a bit confused with how the pattern is written…

k1 P1 for the first row- then a knit row, then K1 P1
it’s the button whole row that is tripping me up- I am a little confused with the wording.

Row 4 (right side): k2, *with yarn in front, slip next stitch purlwise, bring
yarn to back, slip next stitch purlwise, pass second stitch on right needle
over the first, slip next stitch purlwise, pass second stitch on the right
needle over the first, slip the first stitch on the right needle to the left
needle, turn work, bring yarn to back, using a cable cast on {cast on 3
sts}, turn work, bring yarn to back, slip first stitch on left needle to the
right needle, pass the second stitch on the right needle over the first,
*knit to last 4 stitches, repeat work between * *, k1.

Can someone please make this simpler for me to understand? (plus at the end it says knit to the last four stitches and then it says repeat it- and k1 (I am really confused about this).

Thanks for help!

This is such an adorable sweater.

This is basically the buttonhole:

Since there’s a buttonhole on each side, after you finish this buttonhole, knit across to the last 4sts and repeat the huttonhole, then k1.

Thanks for the video- I understand now, but I was wondering since the pattern calls for a 3 stitch cable cast on, (the video says do 4) if I do 4 won’t my stitch count be wrong throughout the rest?

I was wondering if there may actually be an error, I knit to the last four stitches, and then tried to do the button hole and I did’t have enough stitches at the end to do the same as the video- am I just inept? I am feeling a bit dumb here

For the one row buttonhole, you cast on one more stitch than you bound off. This is to reinforce the join. In the video at about 3:50 Amy shows you the pass slipped stitch over that decreases one of the cast on sts. Your pattern has you bind off 2sts so you would cast on 3 sts.

You may be following the video stitch count instead of your pattern. Bind off 2sts. The last 4sts will be enough to work this buttonhole.

Thanks for clearing that up for me! :star_struck:

I am getting so frustrated already and this is only row 4! (This silly buttonhole) I have followed all the directions, and watched the videos. At the end of my button hole row, there is another buttonhole. However, I started out with 2 (the directions state to k2 before button hole) at the end of the row there are 4 stitches on the row and when I made my button hole for that, it looked uneven, like my button hole was 4 stitches in instead of 2 (like at beginning). Is there a different way to do this that won’t cause me so much grief? Everytime it looked wrong, I had to pull out the whole thing! I have tried doing these 4 rows about 4 times!

OK, just frustrating to get stopped by something like a buttonhole. If you like you can cast off 2sts in the spot here you want the buttonhole. One the next row, cable or knit cast on 2sts over the spot where you cast off sts. It’ll make a perfectly fine buttonhole and you can get on with the sweatere.

Awesome, but the next row is k1 p1 so how do I keep on with the pattern of that if I add on stitches?

Nevermind, I figured it out! :slight_smile: Thanks for the suggestion!