I’m knitting the ‘Smock Top’ from Claire Montgomerie’s ‘Easy Kids Knits’ book and the whole ‘main body’ section is very confusing to me. Here’s what the pattern says - I’m knitting the second smallest size, listed first within the parenthesis.
Cont main body as folls:
Row 1: Knit to end.
Row 2: K5, p to last 5 sts, k5.
Rep these two rows for length of body, making 1 buttonhole in garter st border at beg of row on 3rd (1st: 7th: 3rd: 9th) and foll 10th (12th: 12: 14th: 14th) rows throughout as folls:
K2, yo, k2tog, k1, k to end of row.
At the same time dec on next and every foll 6th (8th: 8th: 8th: 10th) row as folls:
Next row (I won’t type out all of the instructs for this row but at the end of it there are 141 (149: 161: 169: 177) sts.
Work in this way until 125 (133: 141: 149: 157) sts rem.
Cont straight in st st without decreasing until work measures 6 1/4 (7: 8 1/4: 9: 10 1/4) in./16 (18: 21: 23: 26) cm from eyelet holes row, ending with a WS row.
I get that you repeat Row 1 and Row 2, but it doesn’t say how many times, unless I’m missing something. If I have 2 rows, how do I get to a 12th row to make a buttonhole? Unless it means the 12th repetition of those 2 rows? I know the pattern has buttons/holes all the way up the back of the top, when I look at the picture in the book. I’m pretty much just lost in general. I already knit Row 1, but then it sounds like I should have made a buttonhole in that row when I read on for my size? Do I need to take that whole row out and put in the buttonhole?
Ugh, sorry - but I’m very lost. Any help would be much appreciated - thanks!!