If any of you have the spring 2007 issue of Interweave Knits, would you mind taking a look at the Dollar and a Half Cardigan? I am making it right now, and I initially got really frustrated when I was trying to make my gauge swatch because the pattern kept coming out wrong after row seven. Then, when I read through the actual pattern again, I realized that you don’t do rows 1 through 7 of the lace pattern in that order. Instead you do rows 1 through 6, then 3 through 6 again, then row 3, THEN row 7. I swatched that way, and low and behold it worked! I feel kind of silly now, because I should have realized that to begin with.
Now, here’s my question: Why on earth would the lace pattern be listed as rows one through seven, when in the body you never knit in that order? Is there some reason for it that I’m just not seeing? The designer of this pattern is usually very precise and clear in her instructions so I am surprised it would be this way without there being a good reason. Can someone please explain???