Hello fellow knitters!
I have run into a problem and I’m not the only one who has a problem with this pattern. I feel better knowing this. I paid 7 dollars for a pattern and can’t get the attention of the author, except to have him take my money. No replies to my pleas for help so I’m here!
It’s the Men’s BIG Shawl Collar Sweater on Ravelry. I am not allowed to post any links right now because the message when I hit Submit New Thread says I have 0 posts and asked me to remove it. Should be easy to find though.
When it comes to the collar, he wants us to pick up 134 sts (for the size I’m making which is XL), with markers at sts 53 and 81 so that the back of the collar is between the two markers.
Now the instructions get weird. He says:
Work in P2, K2 ribbing for 4” (20 rows), then start short row shaping for shawl collar.
Short row tip:
If you look below you can see that before you wrap and turn the stitches increase in multiples of 3 stitches.
Even if you are off on the number of stitches you pick up, just follow in multiples of 3 stitches and you will
get the same results.[COLOR=“Magenta”] You will only do the short row shaping until you reach the marker for the back. [/COLOR]SO if
you don’t want to lug around the pattern, just remember knit to the last multiple of 3 sts and work only to
you reach the markers for the back.
But then the instructions start like this:
[COLOR=“Magenta”]Rows 1 & 2: Rib to last 3sts, wrap and turn.
Rows 3 & 4: Rib to last 6sts, wrap and turn.
Rows 5 & 6: Rib to last 9sts, wrap and turn.
Rows 7 & 8: Rib to last 12sts, wrap and turn.[/COLOR]
and continues to rows 33 & 34.
Now I have several questions,
First: Which stitch do I wrap? The 3rd or the 4th and from the end of the entire row or from the marker?
Second: Sometimes the 3rd st or 6th or 9th (etc.) st is a p and sometimes a k. Sometimes they are inbetween a p and a k so which one do I wrap and which direction do I wrap it? I’m having enough trouble trying to figure out exactly what a wrap and turn should look like at the end. I’ve done it before but long time ago and have forgotten. I looked up several videos and all of them do it on either an entirely k row or an entirely p row.
Third: If he says we are only to do short rows[COLOR=“Magenta”] to the back marker[/COLOR], what about the other side? He never says to do anything like rejoining the yarn to the other side.
Fourth: Is the back of the collar supposed to stay only 4" long?
So far all I’ve heard from other people who have made this that they just did something that ended up looking okay because the instructions confused them, too. I have yet to hear from anyone who actually followed the instructions and got the proper results. I think this is because they seem impossible to make sense of.
Good luck and hope someone can decipher!
Thanks for being here!