Help with cardigan border instructions please!

Hi there

I’m looking for a bit of help with a knitting pattern -i’m just coming to the end of a cardigan (my first!) and have got a bit stuck at the border.

So it says:

Next row: rib 78, wrap 1, turn.

Next row: rib 14, wrap 1, turn.

Next row: rib 17, wrap 1, turn.

Next row: rib 20, wrap 1, turn.

Next row: rib 23, wrap 1, turn.

  • I’ve done all these ok I think. The bit I’m getting stuck on is:

Work 18 rows working 3sts more between each wrap 1.

I don’t really understand what this means.

Do I need to work 18 rows of the full 142 stitches in the whole border? Or 18 rows repeating the pattern above? Or something else? And how do I work 3sts between each wrap? I don’t think I can easily see the wraps I’ve done.

Thank you very much in advance for any help you can provide.


Im interpreting it as 18 more short rows, following what you’re already doing (next short row, rib 26 then wrap/turn, then rib 29, wrap/turn etc). If you’re having trouble seeing the wrapped stitches, you can use locking stitch markers on them, then move them as needed.

Fantastic, thank you so much. I’ll give it a whirl! Can’t wait to finish the cardy now!

You’re welcome, hope you manage to finish it. I haven’t attempted anything that large yet, in spite of knitting for several years!