I’m making a pair of pants for my daughter and am slightly confused as to where to place the short rows (on the back, obviously).
I started the short rows and then experienced a problem when I did the gusset. Here’s what happened –
Since I’d like them centered across the back I thought it made sense to put the markers at 1/4 and 3/4 of the stitches. There are 88 stitches so I put a marker at 22 and 66. This would center them across the entire back. Worked perfectly.
When I did the gusset I put a marker at 1 and 44. AFTER the markers I M1F, k2, MIB. Then in each row increased with th k by 2 (so M1F, k4, MIB; M1F, k6, M1B), etc.
When I match the gusset the short rows shift to the right. Now my short rows wrap around to the right front of my pants!!
Short row 1: The new pattern I’m using says to K16, wrap, turn, p 16 to marker, knit 32, close gap.
Short row 2: K 19, wrap, turn, p 19 to marker, turn, K to gap, close gap
Short row 1 again
Short row 2 again
My question is this – WHERE DO I START KNITTING FROM? Where do I place my markers? It doesn’t specifically state where to place them and I’m terrified of having short row wrap around after I do the gusset.
I’m so confused!