help with Peter Pan pattern please

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#1

Can anyone help with the instructions for a Peter Pan double knit baby cardigan/jacket I’m tryng to knit please? The pattern is called ‘ Peter Pan P827’. I’m a beginner and although I can do the basic stitches, I still find reading instructions difficult. I’ve knitted the back of the cardigan which had a four row pattern comprising of the following -
1st row - Knit
2nd row - purl
3rd row - K.1, P.1 below, rept. from to last st., K.1.
4th row - purl

I’ve followed this until the pattern measures 16.5cm. The next instructions are to -

Shape Armholes

Keeping patt. correct.
Cast off 1 st. at beg. of next 2 rows.

Next Row - K.2, sl.i, K.1, p.s.s.o., patt. to last 4 sts.,
K.2tog., K.2.
Next Row - Purl.

I kept to the four row pattern with one stitch cast off a knit row then one stitch cast off a purl row followed by the instructions for the two rows as listed above. So far so good I think. The problem I have is with the next instructions here -
Keeping the 4 row patt. correct, rept, the last 2 rows until 21 stitches remain finishing on a wrong side.

Does that mean I knit four rows, casting off one stitch at the beginning of the first two knit and purl rows followed by rows 3 & 4 OR knit four rows with a complete knit row, then a complete purl row then rows 3 & 4 OR do I only knit the last two rows repeatedly (rows 3 & 4) continuously until 21 stitches remain?

sorry if I’ve made this even more confusing than it is!!!


#2

Hi angdoogan, After completing the first part of the shape armholes as you have done, the next instruction says to keep your pattern running correctly ( by working all 4 of the pattern rows consecutively ) while decreasing as you did in the last 2 rows. So if your next row is pattern row 1, you will k2, sl1,k1,psso,K to the last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. You will then purl row 2, then for row 3 work the decrease as before and row 4 is a purl row. Repeat these 4 rows until there are 21 st left.
Hope this helps,
Linda


#3

Thank you, it does.