# Help needed with Cardigan instructions

I have a pattern for a cardigan which I am having trouble understanding the instructions to. I’m making the medium which calls for casting on 147 sts. I am having trouble with Row 1 Set Up Row (rs) getting the correct number of stitches knitted according to the way I am reading the pattern. I am following the instructions in the Set Up Row however I have knit the first six sts as mentioned in the Bodice - however as I continue with the stitches in Row 1 and try to incorporate row 1 of back chart repeating Chart Repeat Square 7 times for a medium size I don’t have enough stitches.
Thanks for any help you can provide!

The set up row starts with 147sts and ends with 149sts. The charts add up for the first row.
How many sts are you missing to complete the row?
Are you working the yarn over by bringing the yarn to the front between the needles then over the right needle to the back? That’s it, no stitch used.

Thanks for responding.
What I’m getting confused on is the part that states "work row 1 of Back Cart repeating Chart Repeat square SEVEN times. If I repeat this row 7 times. I was reading the directions for Back/Sleeve Row 1 which reads k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1 [k2, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1], k2, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1. If I repeat this SEVEN times I run out of stitches.
Thank you MK

Don’t repeat the entire row 7 times. Only repeat the boxed section of the chart 7 times.

For the back chart there are 8sts before the repeat, an 8 stitch repeat which is repeated 7times total followed by an 8sts. That’s 8+56+8 = 72sts, The only part to repeat 7 times is the boxed area of the chart. In the written instructions this is the bracketed sts which you’ve posted.

Thanks for your help. NOW I’m stuck on moving on to row 3 a RS row. My dumb question is if I followed Row1 from the Back Chart in the set up row which was a RS row do I skip row 1 for the R front, Back and L front?
OR do I ignore what I used in the set up row and use row 1 for all three in this new row.
I hope I am making sense! Thanks again for responding earlier!

Move on to chart row 3 for all sections, fronts and back. It’s often difficult to work the first couple of rows until you can see the lace pattern. Markers as described in the pattern will also help keep you on track until you can see the pattern emerging. Enjoy working it!

Well I made it to row 7 thanks to your help!
Now trying to figure out where to place markers for Increases!
The pattern reads to make sure to move marker 1st ahead before an increased LLT and 1st back after an increased RLT.
The R Front ends with a RLT which is followed by a K1 for the beginning of the back. This K1 is followed by a LLT which is at the beginning of the back. I’m confused as to how to move these markers as there is that single st in between the 2 increases.
Just for clarification of these stitches I am referring to the pattern reads for row 7:
R FRONT to K4, yo, k2tog, [k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo] X2 , yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, increased RFT.
BACK to k1, increased LLT, k3, k2tog, yo [k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog,yo] X2, k1, yo, ssk, k3, increased RLT.
L FRONT k1, increased LLT, k3, k2tog, yo, [k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo] X2, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k7.
The next row worked is purled and the next RS row does not have increases. I think the increases start again when repeating row 7.
I placed markers initially before and after each increase with the one st from beginning of back row in between them. I don’t think I am doing this correctly. This is not going to work out if I have to keep all the increases within these markers as the pattern reads.
What happens to that one stitch that was the beginning of the back?

The pattern isn’t explicit when the markers are first placed. Use the K1 between the right front and back and also between back and left front as a kind of side seam line. Place the markers either side of that K1 stitch and then work the increases after the marker 1 and before marker 2.
You can see how that works in the 4th photo down in this project from Ravelry.
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/pierogy/surry-hills-2