I have just started a new pattern called “Swing Coat” (it’s really a sweater) by Cherry Tree Hill. It says it is an advanced beginner pattern but I’m not so sure about that … I am already stuck and I would like some help, please.
It is knit in one piece from the neck down.
I co 98 stitches and worked in garter stitch for 1 inch. Then I did this:
Next row (rs) set up for raglan shaping: change to larger needles, k24, yo, k1, yo, k8, yo, k1, yo, k30, yo, k1, yo, k8, yo, k1, yo, k24
Next row (ws): K24, p38, k24
Next row (rs): k25, yo, k1, yo, k10, yo, k1, yo, k32, yo, k1, yo, k10, yo, k1, yo, k25
Next row (ws): K24, p66, k24
Next row (rs): k26, yo, k1, yo, k12, yo, k1, yo, k34, yo, k1, yo, k12, yo, k1, yo, k26
Next row (ws): k23, p76, k23
I did all of the above ok - HERE IS WHERE I DON’T GET IT:
Keep making 8 raglan inc’s every other row as set 22 more x-298 sts, at the same time 1 less st in garter band each side every 4 rows until 12 sts rem in garter st on each side, then keep working 12 sts on each side in garter st to bottom edge. End ws.
I don’t get that part above. I also don’t get what it means “to bottom edge” - is that the end of the length of the sweater? It doesn’t say how long it should be?
then it goes on to the left sleeve, right sleeve, etc. (I’ll probably need help when I get there too!)
I appreciate your help!