I’ve found the pattern to a cardigan that is precisely what I wanted. The challenge is that I am confused by some of the instructions.
Cast on 98 (114, 120, 132, 142) sts. Beg with a
WS row and working first st after selvage st as a k
st, work in rib pat for 1¼“/3cm. Work in cable/rib
pat as foll: Selvage st, work 3 (0, 3, 3, 0) sts bet
arrow c and arrow a 2 (0, 1, 3, 0) times, rep sts bet
arrows a and b 6 (8, 8, 8, 10) times, work 3 (0, 3,
3, 0) sts bet arrow b and arrow d 2 (0, 1, 3, 0)
times, selvage st. Work until piece measures
16½“/41cm after rib pat.
I am knitting the XL one, so the third one within the brackets. Here is the diagram with the arrows. I don’t understand what I’m supposed to do between arrows c and a… or a and b. Can anyone clarify?
So I perform the binding off 8 for 4 rows, then 9 for 4 rows… while I’m doing that, I follow the cable pattern for 24 stitches, then let go of that yarn, join another ball and using that one bind off 24, then follow the pattern for 24 (the end of that row). Once that’s done, I work both sides with the appropriate ball for each side, the first row I bind off 3 more stitches at the centre for each side, then the row after that 2 more stitches, then I’m done the back?
Bind off 5 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 4 rows,
then bind off 5 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of foll 4
rows, and, AT SAME TIME, shape neck as foll:
Work to center 22 (22, 22, 24, 24) sts, join another
ball of yarn, bind off center 22 (22, 22, 24, 24) sts,
work to end. Working both sides at once, bind off
3 sts at each neck edge once, then 2 sts once.
Here is the cardigan in case it helps.