Help with instructions

These markers will give you 3 areas: right shoulder, center neck and left shoulder. It’ll help when you are ready to seam the right and left shoulders to the back. The center neck will be part of the stitches picked up for the neckband.

If you don’t want to work the mattress stitch to join the shoulders, you can use a more conventional sewing seam. In that cast you would pin the shoulders to the back with the public or outsides facing. Stitch along the edges like this (5:30 minutes for the stitch):

You would be seaming across the bound off edges, not the side seam but the method of forming the seam is the same.

A bit stuck how to the next section

This is the border or trim on one side of the hood. You have sts on a holder for the left side of the neck (that’s the left side as you would wear the jacket).
Knit across those sts, turn to the WS (wrong side) row and
purl across the row, increasing one stitch (a make 1, m1) just before the last purl.
Again turn to the RS (right side), increase by m1, knit to the end and turn.
Purl across the row, increasing by m1 just before the last purl.

Repeat the last 2 rows working the increases in each row 3 more times. Your should have the given number of sts for your size.
Now work 4 more rows but only increase on the first and 3rd of these rows.

You may repeat this sequence with similar increases for the right side of the neck, depending on your instructions.

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How do I go from 38sts to 58sts?

Sorry just worked it out but not sure where I pick up the 20sts from??

You have some markers on the back of the neck, yes?
These mark the space where you pick up and knit 20 stitches. Look at how many columns or stitches you have across that section before you begin picking up because you need to space the 20 evenly. One in or very close to the stitch where the first marker is, one in the stitch where the second marker is, and 18 evenly between.

I just looked back at your previous message. You marked 20 stitches in the centre of the back so these are the 20 stitches, work into the centre of each of the 20 and you have perfect spacing and the correct number.

Hope this helps

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Next Row: Knit to last st,

I think it is the “lazy” phrase “Knit to last st,” instead of showing the different counts by size.

Think of it as “Knit 17 [18:18:19:19]sts to last st, m1, K1”
Second size is 18 +1(m1) +20 +1(m1) +18 = 58

You just didn’t count the first 18 plus the M1 increase between stitches 17&18 before the pick up 20 across the back of the neck between markers.
Then you k1, M1, K17 for the 18 sts on stitch holder on the left side of the neck.

Need a little help on how to do. Think I understand but not 100% sure. Thanks

These are the instructions for the border ribbing starting from the lower right front (that’s right front as you would wear the sweater). It’ll help to place markers at either side of the hood and also along the resulting sections. So mark the halfway point between the top of the ribbing and the hood for example. Then mark the quarter points. That way you can more easily keep on track to pick up sts.
Here’s a video that may help too.

You’ll knit the next row and then work k1,p1 rib for the next 5 rows.

Do all 275 sts go on circular needle?

Yes, all the sts on a single circular if possible at least a 42" or longer. You want the sts to fit comfortably without crowding. If you don’t have one long circular you can use 2 circulars, just remember which needle you are working with when it comes time to switch.

You will be knitting back and forth. Here’s a video for knitting in the round (which you won’t be doing) but it does show how to work with 2 circulars.

Hi, help needed again please.

How to I get from 80sts to 74sts?

Instructions in a bracket (like this) are repeated the number of times given out side the bracket.
For second size
P4, p2tog
(P12, p2tog) 5 times - do Everything in the bracket 5 times,

This is a total of 6 decreases.
Hope this helps.
Do ask if you are still confused.

I hot it thanks