Help with a Sirdar pattern - 9427

Hi there - a little help needed for my wife. She’s knitting Sirdar’s Cropped Cardie from the Roman Holiday book - Design 9427.

She’s having a problem with the Shape Front/Sleeve section… the stitch numbers don’t seem to be adding up.

Below is a cope of the section she’s stuck on… could anyone please simplify and explain what to do where? It’s the ‘shape sleeve’ part that’s causing particular trouble. The numbers don’t seem to add up… the 47/48 etc.

Could anyone help?
Thanks!
J

Shape Front:
1st row: Knit to last 19sts, p1, k3, k2tog, yfwd, k4, yfws, s1, k1, psso, k3, p1, k3.
2nd row: K4, p14, k1, purl to end.
3rd Row: Knit to last 19sts, p1, k2, k2tog, yfwd, k6, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2, p1, k3.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: Knit to last 21 sts, k2togtbl (front edge), p1, k1, k2tog, yfwd, k2, p4, k2, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k3.
48 [51:53:57:59:62] sts.
6th row: K4, p5, k4, p5, k1, purl to end.
7th row: Knit to last 19 sts, p1, k2tog, yfwd, k3, p4, k3, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, p1, k3.
8th row: K4, p14, k1, purl to end.
From 1st to 8th row sets st-st, patt panel with shaping for front edge inside patt panel and g-st border.
Keeping continuity of patt as set work 2 [10:12:13:18:20] rows more dec 1 st at the front edge inside patt panel as before in 0 [5th:7th:7th:7th:7th] and foll 0 [0:0:0:10th:10th] row.
48 [50:52:56:57:60] sts.

Shape sleeve.
1st row: Knit to last 21 [19:19:19:19:19] sts, (k2togbl) 1 [0:0:0:0:0] times, patt 16, k3.
47 [50:52:56:57:60] sts.
2nd row: K3, patt to last 3 sts, k3.
3rd row: K3, m1, (sleeve edge) patt to last 19 [21:21:19:19:19] sts, (k2togtbl) 0 [1:1:0:0:0] times, patt 16, k3.
48 [50:52:57:58:61] sts.
4th row: K3, patt to last 3 sts, k3.
From 1st to 4th row sets in at sleeve edge and g-st border.
Keeping continuity of patt as set (throughout) work 47 [47:47:55:55:55] rows inc 1 st at sleeve edge as before in 3rd and every foll 4th row AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at the front edge as before in 5th [7th:7th:1st:5th:3rd] and every foll 8th [8th:8th:8th:10th:10th] row.
54 [56:58:64:66:69] sts.
Work 5 [5:7:3:5:9] rows dec 1 st at front edge in 0 [0:0:2nd:0:8th] row.
54 [56:58:63:66:68] sts.

Hi and welcome and welcome to your wife too!
Which size is she making?

Hi there!
She’s making the smallest one - XS.
Thanks!
J

On the Shape sleeve, the section starts with 48sts and in row one, there’s a single decrease, the k2togtbl, for the XS so the row ends with 47sts. Row 3 has a single increase, the m1 (probably an increase between stitches) to give 48sts. Then the 4 row pattern repeats with dec on rows 5,13,21,29,37,and 45 and inc on rows 7,11,15,19,23,27,31,35,39,43,and 47. I get an overall increase of 5 sts for a total of 53sts.
Very nice pattern with lots of shaping going on at the same time.
http://www.knittingfever.com/c/leaflet/9977/

A big thankyou from my wife and myself!

Your advice was perfect and incredibly helpful. My wife is now well on the way with the pattern and asked me to send a big thanks back to you.

Once again… THANKYOU!!!

All the best,
J

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