I’m working on Knitscene spring 2006 Molly Ringwald (smallest size). I’ve got the front done and the back almost done, so almost time to seam and add the sleeves. I am wondering how to pick up stitches though. Instructions say this for the straps that you attach the sleeves to:
Row 1 (WS) P2, k2.
Row 2 (RS) K4.
Rep rows 1 and 2 for a total of 70 (74, 78,…) rows. Place 4 sts on holder.
(left strap work as for right)
Then, you attach the straps to the back with Kitchener stitch. The left sleeve:
With RS facing, join yarn at left front beg of strap; pickup and knit 44 (46, 48,…) evenly along armhole edge of strap.
I’m wondering…if I have 70 rows worth of strap, how do I pick up 44 stitches? Doing every other one will give me only 35, right? Here’s a photo of the finished top: http://www.knitscene.com/photos/2006/project18.asp to get an idea of the sleeve area.
I think I’m just not “getting” part of the instructions.