I began knitting a sweater pattern in Sally Melville’s Book, The Knit Stitch, the Knit-Down, Made-to-Measure Jumper. The sweater has an easy stitch pattern like this:
RS rows—Knit all rows. WS rows—K2, * yf, slip 1 st purl-wise, yb, k4, repeat from * until 3 sts rem, yf, sl 1 purl-wise, yb, k2.
OK, I got through the neck part, where you CO 35 and work the pattern for however many inches you want the neck to be (crew or turtle). Simple enough. Then I get to the shoulder increase. For a 15” shoulder, the instructions say then to CO 4 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows.
My question is this: During this shoulder increase part, do I continue in the stitch pattern? It doesn’t explicitly say to, but it would seem to look strange if you don’t. If you do continue in it, you’d need to do some math to make it work with the newly cast-on stitches, depending on how many you’re casting on at the beginning of the rows.
Can anyone help on this? Thanks.