If pattern too challenging, ok to skip this question. Free pattern Drops Design, infinity vest. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/165-47-infinityI am new to knitting with “obscure” charts but is my focal interest.
I understand reading from bottom of the chart starting on the right to the left
How do you take the sections highlighted with
brackets and A.1 for example?.
It seems to be above the chart beginning at lower bottom. Thank you, I am working on chart with a drawing app adding notes and will post to my pinterest board
Size: XS/S - M - L/XL - XXL /XXXL
Chest measurements: approx. 80-88-104-126 cm / 31½"-34½"-41"-49½"
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio
300-300-350-400 g color no 10, fog
DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 5 mm / US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 4’’ x 4’’ (10 x 10 cm).
GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = K2 rows.
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.
Worked in two parts that are sewn tog mid back.
RIGHT SIDE: Work from mid back of neck, around the body and finish mid back on back.
Cast on 46-60-60-60 sts on needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Air. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above, on last row inc 8 sts evenly = 54-68-68-68 sts. Then work as follows from RS: 4 sts in garter st, A.1 (= 46-60-60-60 sts) and 4 sts in garter st. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE When A.1 has been worked one time vertically, work A.3 for 0-0-4-8 cm / 0"-0"-1½"-3". Then work short rows as follows: 4 sts in garter st, A.2 and 4 sts in garter st. Work A.2 as follows: Work the first 2 rows, work next row from RS but turn when 8 sts remain (the last 4 sts in A.2 + 4 sts in garter st), tighten yarn and work back. Work 5th row in A.2 but turn when 11 sts remain on row, tighten yarn and work back. Continue like this until 2 rows have been worked only over the first 8 sts on row (4 sts in garter st + the first 4 sts in A.2). Work A.3 over all sts for 0-0-4-8 cm / 0"-0"-1½"-3". Then work as follows from RS: 4 sts in garter st, A.4 and 4 sts in garter st. Work A.4 1-2-2-2 times vertically, last time finish when 2 rows remain in A.4. Work A.3 for 0-0-4-8 cm / 0"-0"-1½"-3". Then work as follows: 4 sts in garter st, A.2, 4 sts in garter st (work A.2 with short rows as the last time). When A.2 has been worked one time vertically, work A.3 for 0-0-4-8 cm / 0"-0"-1½"-3", then work as follows: 4 sts in garter st, A.5 and 4 sts in garter st. When A.5 has been worked one time vertically, work 2 ridges, on first row dec 8 sts evenly = 46-60-60-60 sts. Bind off.
Cast on and work as right side but now work A.6 instead of A.2 so that short rows are in the opposite side. Now turn in the middle of a row from WS and work 3 rows over all sts at the end of diagram.
ASSEMBLY: Sew tog cast-on edge from right side towards cast-on edge on left side, cross the sides and sew tog bind-off edges. Sew a small stitch in the back so that the two parts are fastened tog