King cole 4838 cardigan.
I have started with the back rather than the 2 fronts.
It’s bottom up with a section of rib, then right across lace with a 12 row repeat, done twice. Then it changes to stocking stitch with a lace panel up the centre and the panel is edged with 1 rev st st.
The pattern tells me to work the centre panel of 25 stitches as set so I have to work out which 25 stitches these are in each row of my 12 row repeat.
I think I’ve done okay working out most of the rows and have jotted down some notes to help me keep my pattern set through the lace panel.
However, I need help with row 11.
I realise that I should also read the fabric as I work and perhaps it will be easier to read when I get there but I’m finding the lace more challenging to read.
38 st st, 1 rev st st - 25 panel - 1 rev st st, 38 st st
Row 9 increases the number of panel stitches to 33
Row 10 is easy, just working ws row
Row 11 starts with
39 - 33 panel- 39 (111 stitches)
I need to get back to 25 panel and 103 total stitches.
Original lace row 11 reads
K4, * k2tog, yfwd, s1, k2tog, psso, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k1, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3
I worked out this rep uses 8 sts, working from beginning of this row is st st instead of lace means when I get to the panel I would be mid repeat and enter the panel at:
K2tog, psso, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k1 (5 sts but surely this won’t be right as there is no slipped stitch to use in the passover?) (I need this to produce minus 1 stitch count)
Then 3 times the 8 stitch repeat (24 stitches) (producing a minus 6 stitch count)
Then end the panel with a partial repeat which needs to use up 4 stitches
K2tog, yfwd, s1, k2tog, psso this uses 5 so breaks the panel (I also need this to produce a minus 1 stitch count)
(Total minus 8 stitches. 111 - 8 = 103)
So I need to change the entry and exit of the panel on this row
Should I change the panel entry
From k2tog psso, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k1
To s1, k1, psso, yfwd, s1, k1, passo, k1
And should I change the panel exit
From K2tog, yfwd, s1, k2tog, psso (5 stitches)
To k2tog, yfw, s1, k1, passo (4 stitches which is the correct number)
What do you think? Will this make the lace panel work the best it can or will it mess it up?
Thanks for putting up with me!
I know this is a very long question, but I have also tried to resolve the problem myself… but don’t know if this is the right solution.