Help with berocco ‘clem’ pattern

https://www.berroco.com/patterns/clem

Hi everyone, I’m new to knitting and really need some help understanding the instructions in this pattern. I have attached a link to the pattern.

I’m in the process of knitting the left front and have come to the part of the pattern titled ‘Following row’ FYI, I’m knitting size small.

The questions I have regarding the instructions are:

‘Continue to shape armhole same as back’ - does this mean follow the instructions for the back of the garment, binding off 3 stiches twice, then 2 stitches twice?

‘At the same time, dec 1 st at neck edge in this manner every (RS) row (0) times more then every 4th row (14) times’ - in what manner??

‘Work even’ - what does this mean?

Thanks for your help!

Welcome!
Those are the directions for the back armholes but you only need to work the bind off of 3sts at the beginning of the row (as given in the directions) and then, on the next RS row, a bind off of 2 sts at the beginning of the row.
When you get near the end of this bind off row, start doing the neck decreases. Work to the last 5 sts, SSK, p1, k2. From now on you’ll be working the dec at the armhole edge (beginning of RS row) as given for the back and the dec at the neck edge (end of RS row) at the same time.

Under Shape Armhole and Neck it tells you how to work the neck dec, (work to the last 5 sts, SSK, p1, k2).

Work even means to continue without inc or dec.

A 0 for your size means skip that direction. Go to the next step.

Thanks for all the information incuding the pattern link!

Thanks so much for your explanation, it really helped!

I managed to knit the purls and purl the knits while concentrating so hard on following your instructions so now have to pull out a few rows and try again!

I am also having trouble with this pattern, the neck decreases specifically. I am doing size small, and it says after the two bind off rows, to decrease every 4 rows, 14 times, and I am half way through and it is already about the right length, so I must be doing something wrong!!

Can anyone help? I will try and explain what I have done!

I did the bind off 3 row, then a WS, then bind off 2, then another WS. Then the next 4 rows I did the first RS with a k1, k2tog decrease and the second RS with a k1, k2tog decrease and then the SSK decrease at the other end. Did this twice. Then after that, just the SSK on every 4th (so 3 rows matching the K/P from the row before, then one with a decrease at the end, the neck side).

Welcome to the forum!
Call the bind off of 3sts at the armhole, row 1. Then the bind off of 2sts at the armhole is row 3. From there dec at the armhole on rows 5,7,9,11 and 13. The dec at the neck edge are on rows 1,5,9,13,17 and so on for 14 times.
If you’re doing this and still coming close to the right length too soon, it may be that your row gauge is off the pattern gauge. In that case you might adjust the neck decreases to every RS row instead of every 4 rows.

Thank you for your response. I think I was doing it right, other than I started the 14 times from row 7. That will only make 2 rows different though I think, so will try every RS row. Strange that the gauge on the rest (and back) was ok… I thought I checked before I started too! Will give this a try, thanks

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@Amandaha2 I just checked the row gauge against the pattern schematic. The armhole should measure 8" for size small. If it takes about 57rows to decrease to 9sts that would be over 12". It looks like a pattern error. Decreasing more frequently will make this work.

You might try decreasing at the neck every 4th, every 2nd, every 4, every 2nd and then continue every 2nd until you’re at 9sts (say rows 1,5,7,11,13,17 and then every other row from there on). That should take to about row 35 and measure about 7.8"

Ok, thank you so much for taking the time to investigate (and glad it wasn’t just me!)

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