First time posting: Self taught knitter, determined, but constantly needs assistance. I have taken on a rather intermediate pattern and come to a tricky part of the instructions:
I’m knitting this sweater, Drops Design 17-1: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=3942&lang=us
I am currently working on the body, having just added the sleeves. I have done the first decrease per the DECREASING TIP, and now it states:
[B]Continue in pattern like this, AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS dec for raglan – SEE DECREASING TIP.
Continue to dec on every 8th row: 0-0-1 (2-3) times, on every 6th row: 1-2-2 (1-1) times and then on every 4th row: 4-3-2 (2-1) times.
This is confusing. Why does it indicate 8, 6, then 4? Shouldn’t it be 4, 6, 8? I am on the 8th row now, which for my size requires no increases, but are they saying on the 14th row (6th row) that I should decrease (2) times and then on the 18th row (4th) decrease (2) times as well?
It’s just very confusing. Any help you can provide would be great, I have a feeling I may need to tear back some rows and I haven’t done any decreases yet except for the original.
P.S. I am making the 6-9 month size, which is the second number listed for all instructions.