Help understanding pattern complete beginner, shaping raglan’s


Help understanding pattern complete beginner, shaping raglan’s

I posted this on a different part of the website but here maybe more appropriate?

Hi everyone. I am a complete beginner, this is my first attempt at knitting anything! I am confused at shaping raglan’s. It says to cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows but then also to knit two together and to slip slip stitch at the end of the next two rows. Do I cast off AND knit two together or is this the same thing also it says to cast off two at the start of the next two rows but when looking at the instructions for the second row it just says purl! I can’t work it out please see pic. I am doing smallest size. I started with 55 stitches and pattern says I should end up with 51, but I’m not sure if this is at the end of the first row or second row? As I read it for row one I should cast off two stitches, knit two then knit two together, knit to the last four stitches then slip slip knit together lastly knitting the remaining two stitches, the second row I straight out purl to the end? However at the start it says to cast off first two stitches on next two rows, so confused! Also do cast off stitches count as stitches at the when I count the row? I can’t make the math’s work whatever way I do it.

Hi Monty_Malkin, You need to work the first 2 cast off rows before starting the 1st row: directions. Cast off 2 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows which will reduce by 4sts to 51, then carry on from there.
Hope this helps an good luck with your project. If you have any more questions please just ask again and myself or someone will try to answer :grinning:
Linda

Hi Linda, thanks so much! Such a simple mistake that got me tied up in knots. It was staring me in the face all along. I can’t thank you enough!

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