Confusing pattern


#1

Hi all! I’m not new to knitting, but I am new to knitting off of patterns. I’ve mostly just stuck to hats, scarves and blankets for the last 15 years. I have this pattern that I am approximately 20" into, for a Men’s Cardigan. I saw some in an Irish shop for several hundred $$ and thought I could make one for myself for cheaper. Well, now I’m stuck because I can’t seem to interpret the pattern. This is the step I’m stuck at:

Shape Neck: At right edge, every 4 rows, decrease 1 st (14 times). When piece measures 19 3/4" (20 1/2"-21 1/4") from beg.

Then it’s the next step. My struggle is that my piece is 47 rows (2 longer than it should be), but if I decrease 1 st every 4 rows, 14 times, I would need at least 56 rows, if not 60. But if I’m reading this wrong and I’m supposed to go down instead of across, that is way more than 1 1/4"…

Help???


#2

Welcome to the forum!
Yes, the decreases will take 56 rows but they don’t have to be worked within 1 1/4". I’m assuming that the “When the piece measures…” is the beginning of a sentence? If that’s correct, what is the rest of the sentence?

Can you tell us the designer or source of the pattern, a book, magazine etc.? Is it a V-neck?


#3

I bought the pattern off of Etsy, and “when the piece measures…” leads into the next step, to shape the arm hole.


#4

I have a .pdf of the pattern, but the file is too large to attach.


#5

That’s ok. We can’t post or attach large portions of patterns due to copyrights.
You’ll be shaping the armholes when you are 1 1/4" into the neck decreases.


#6

That makes sense. Thank you! So keep doing the decreases into the directions for the armholes until I reach 56 rows?

This is the product I’m going for.


#7

Very good looking.
Yes, keep working the neck decreases and while you’re still doing them, start the armhole decreases. This is what the 1 1/4" is telling you, the start of the armhole decreases.