I’m making a child’s wraparound cardigan - the fronts cross over each other. It’s Sirdar 1559. See picture of pattern here:
or here http://tinyurl.com/2tq89c
The pattern tells you to shape the front slopes by casting off a different number of stitches in each row. Then at the end you have to pick them all up again to knit the decorative edging… :???: So, I’m trying to use short rowing instead.
In case it’s relevant, I’m making the 2nd size, and I generally knit these small garments in one piece as far as the armhole.
I’ve put the pattern instructions for part of the Right Front at the foot of this post. Although I’ve studied the online videos and think I understand the various techniques needed, I could do with some help with converting the pattern instructions to short rows.
Thanks for any assistance.
Work as given for Left Front to **
1st Row. Cast off 3 sts, knit to end. 46 [50:56:60:66:72] sts.
2nd Row. Purl to last 2 sts, p2tog. 45 [49:55:59:65:71] sts.
3rd Row. Cast off 3 [3:2:1: 1:1] sts, knit to end. 42 [46:53:58:64:70] sts.
4th Row. As 2nd row. 41 [45:52:57:63:69] sts.
5th Row. Cast off 3 [2:2:1: 1: 1] sts, knit to end. 38 [43:50:56:62:68] sts.
6th Row. As 2nd row. 37 [42:49:55:61:67] sts.
7th Row. Cast off 3 [1:1:1: 1:1] sts, knit to end. 34 [41:48:54:60:66] sts.
8th Row. As 2nd row. 33 [40:47:53:59:65] sts.
9th Row. Cast off 3 [1:1:1: 1:1] sts, knit to end. 30 [39:46:52:58:64] sts.
10th Row. Purl to last 2 sts, p2tog. 29 [38:45:51:57:63] sts.
For 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only
Work [6: 10: 16: 18: 16] rows dec 1 st at neck edge in every row. [32:35:35:39:47] sts.
For all 6 sizes
Next Row. Knit.
Next Row. Cast off 5 sts, purl to last 2 [2:2:0:2:0] sts, (p2tog) 1 [1:1:0:1:0] times. 23 [26:29:29:33:35] sts.
For 1st and 2nd sizes only Work 2  rows dec 1 st at neck edge in every row AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at raglan edge in 1st row. 20  sts.
For all 6 sizes , Work 6 [4:6:6:12:6] rows dec 1 st at each end of next and [I]every foll alt row[/I]. 14 [17:17:20:17:23] sts.
Work 14 [18:18:22:18:26] rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and [I]every foll 4th row[/I] AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at raglan edge in next and every foll alt row. 3 sts.
Next Row. K1, k2tog. 2 sts.
Next Row. P2tog. Fasten off.