I’m about 2/3 of the way through a vest for my dad. The pattern can be found here. This is the first vest that I’ve ever made, so I apologise for what might turn out to be a very obvious question.
The vest is knit in 2 panels, front and back, and is knit from the bottom up. The front and back are the same except for the neck (which I haven’t got to yet). The diagram given in the pattern is almost identical to the one shown here for shape (not measurements).
I’m having trouble with shaping the armholes. The pattern says: “BO 2 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 1 st each edge every RS row 5 (7) times.” Then, work “in pattern” until the desired measurement is reached.
However, if I do this, won’t I will end with one side being straight and the other side indented? According to the picture, both sides should be indented. So shouldn’t I decrease evenly on each side?
Also, if I only decrease on the RS row, doesn’t that leave the vest with only 1 arm hole and one straight side? Or, it seems like I would have the indented edges on opposite sides with the front and back?
In other words, how will only decreasing in the RS rows given me armholes on both sides of the vest?
Hopefully this makes sense and thank you for the help