I am trying to knit a sweater following pattern 1977 from Sirdar.
I did the back fine, then started on the front… and there I have stalled.
Ok, here’s the problem:
I start off with 78 st and 9 rows of 2x2 rib. This is okay but then on the 10th row it all goes wrong. At the end it says you should have 72st but I still have 78. What has happened?
I’ve repeated the pattern exactly as it is printed in the hope that someone can offer a long-hand (every st I should do) version so I can check my reading of the pattern:
10th Row (for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only):
P [2:2:4:4], p2tog, (p[6:5:8:8], p2tog) [1:2:1:1] times, p [7:5:7:7], (inc in next st purlways) twice, p [2:1:1:1], 9p2tog, p[5:6:7:8]) [2:3:3:1] times, p2tog, p[6:0:2:10], (p2tog) [1:0:0:1] times, p [2:0:0:9], (p2tog) [0:0:0:1] times, (inc in next st purlways) twice, p[7:6:7:7], p2tog, (p [6:5:8:8], p2tog) [1:2:1:1] times, p [2:2:4:4]. [66:72:78:82] sts.
I’m following the 2nd set of instructions within these, for the 4th size in the pattern.
I’m sorry if its confusing… but at this rate the sweater won’t fit Aaron anymore by the time its done and I’d have liked to finish it before he outgrows it completely)
Rach / weedy