Little bit of background about the garment - I’m knitting a jumper for my husband for Christmas - thought I would start early as before a few months ago my knitting experience ranged from a scarf to an incomplete scarf! -Ha!
I knit a cardigan for my daughter (7mo) - it went quite well, I made mistakes, undid a few times, had to connect wool where I had cast off when I wasn’t meant to etc. - it looks good, if not a little messy!
Now - to the jumper! Front & back went really well - but now I’m on the sleeves I’m a little stuck - so the last part I completed on the pattern is as follows;
“Change to 6.5mm needles and work in st-st (throughout) Inc 1 st at each end of every 5th & every foll 6th row to 42sts.
Inc 1 st at each end of every foll 10th row to 54 sts.
Cont without shaping until sleeve measures 46cm”
Now - when I measured after this my sleeve measured over 60cm :(. Should I have read this as each end of 5th then following 6th then following 10th? Or should I have read as every 5th, then 6th & 10th - does that make sense - so the first would give 83 rows but the second would give a lot less - but the second doesn’t seem right?
Now - I was under the impression as it is a chunky knit - that I could use any chunky wool. The tension on the patterns is as follows;
“14sts and 19 rows over 10cm over stocking stitch on 6.5mm needles or the size required to give correct tension.”
My wool is 14sts and 20 rows over 10cm.
Now when writing this obviously I can see that my wool will double the size of the garment - should I be halving everything? Should I now go back & take everything out & start again knowing this? I suppose if this is the case it will knit up rather quickly & not take me so long?