I’m having some serious issues with this pattern at http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/03_2006/index.html
I got both front pieces done okay, and then I got to the back. I did some math and things didn’t add up. Looking at the number of stitches at the beginning and adding/subtracting stitches where I understand them to be, I end up with 54 stitches at the end when it says to bind off the remaining 11 stitches. What? It seems to me that it left out something.
Based on the picture, I’m guessing that maybe it left out something about knitting 11 stitches, binding off 32, and then knitting the other 11, and then a couple of rows later binding off those 11 stitches on each “strap”. But it doesn’t say that at all, so I know I’m missing something.
Also, I knit a gauge at the beginning, which fit, but after I did the first front piece, I noticed the sizing was way off, so I’m wondering if I did something wrong there, too. I think I just need the pattern explained in plain English. I haven’t even looked at the sleeves, borders, or finishing yet. I may be in over my head, here.
Has anyone done this pattern before or can anyone make sense of the instructions? I’ve had problems with the patterns on this website before, but they have such cute stuff that I can’t resist, and then I run into a problem again and kick myself for even getting started.
Thanks for any help you can give me!!