Interpreting this statement

Hey =)
I am doing a sweater pattern, and i don’t understand what this statement says " When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 0-1-2-3-4 times and 1 st 3-3-3-4-5 times = 50-52-54-56-60 sts. "
Can anyone help me translate this
Thank you

All the numbers separated by - are for different sizes. Let’s say your making the 2nd smallest, and ignore the part about each side every other row, doesn’t work except on the single st.
When it’s 38cm BO 3sts (over the next 2 rows) 2 sts over the next 2 rows, and 1 sts 3 times (here you can decrease 1 st each side on the RS)

Hope that helped and didn’t confuse you further. Sounds like a Drops pattern, their translations are a little tricky.

Suggestion…before you start working on a pattern you should always circle/highlight the st info that corresponds to the size you’re making (when applicable). Thus, when arriving at the more complicated sections, you need only look at the numbers that relate to your project and aren’t trying to decipher long chains.


I also have used a highlighter to do the same thing. If you want to go back and make the pattern again in another size I can highlight in a different color.