I am knitting a lace vest. I’m an intermediate knitter.
I cannot seem to get the lace pattern to line up following the armhole shaping/decreasing.
BO 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows—59 sts rem.
Dec Row (RS): Sl 1, k2tog, work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—2 sts dec’d. Work 1 WS row even in patt.
Rep the last 2 rows 4 more times—49 sts rem.
Lace pattern: ( ) Repeat across row
1st Dec row(RS) M / - \ yo K K (K K K yo / - \ yo K K)
1st WS row: P P K P P P P (P P P P P K P P P P)
2nd Dec row(RS) P P \ YO K YO / (P P P P P \ YO K YO /)
I have tried this many times and my pattern hasn’t lined up yet.
The instructions say for 1st Dec Row–first stitch, M (rather than yo to add a stitch, making a knit stitch between two)
1st Dec row: Do I make this stitch (M) before Slip 1? then do a k2tog?
Do next row in pattern-I can do this row.
2nd Dec row: Since I’ve BO 4 stitches, do I count the \ as two stitches, so I start with the yo-do I yo and then slip that stitch, then to do the k2tog, do I make a yo so the k2tog would be the K plus a added yo?
To continue the lace pattern, do I count the M stitch or YO as a stitch that was decreased when counting the pattern?
I hope you understand my questions and can give me some advice.