I am knitting the. Norah Gaughan pattern Loppem that appears in Volume 3. I was hoping someone might be able to clarify on something. The pattern reads as follows, and with respect to the charts that are referenced they are 21 sts wide and 20 rows high.
“With longer circular needle, cast on 196 sts. Do not join. P 1 row. Inc row (ws) - k17, increasing 4 sts, place marker, k33 sts, place marker, k1, place marker, k94, place marker, k1, place marker, k to last 17 sts, place marker, k to end, increasing 4 sts across 204 sts. Establish charts: 1 (rs) - work row 1 of chart 1 to first marker, k to last marker, work row 1 of chart 2.”
So it would seem I purl across row 1. On row two I’m increasing by 4 sts in the first 17 sts before placing the marker, then increasing 4 sts across the final 17 sts. This would give me the 21 sts required on either end for the charts I need to work. Am I correct? Charts have always intimidated me.
Finally, what increase method should I use? I’ve only done one other sweater and it didn’t require an increase at all.
Thanks so much for any help.