[CENTER][B]I am currently working on my first sweater. I am an advanced knitter, I just have never attempted to knit a sweater before.
Anyway, I bought this pattern on Ravelry. Everything was going okay until I got to the point of working on the pocket. I’m going to post a bit of the instructions & I’ll underline the parts that confuse me. Here:
Right Pocket Welt
Row 1 - RS: K27 (32, 37, 42, 47, 52), p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Turn, placing rem sts on holder or waste yarn or leaving
on needle while separately working Right Pocket Welt.
Row 2: Sl 1 kwise, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to m.
Row 3 - Dec Row: Knit to 8 sts before end of welt, ssk,
k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1. 1 st dec’d.
Cont to work pocket welt edge st, to work next 4 sts as
k1-p1 rib and to work rem of welt in St st, rep Dec Row
every 4th row 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 8) more times.
Work WS row.
Work 4 (4, 0, 0, 0, 0) rows even.
Place pocket welt sts along with cable and edge sts on holder
or waste yarn making note of last cable row worked.
With new ball of yarn CO 32 (37, 42, 47, 52, 57) sts.
Beg on WS work in St st for 11 (13, 13, I5, 17, 17) rows.
RS: Knit to end of pocket, place held sweater sts onto LH
needle and join, k0 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3), ssk, pm for 1st dart, k17
(21, 26, 30, 34, 38), pm for 2nd dart, k2tog, k39 (45, 51,
57, 65, 71), ssk, pm for 3rd dart, k17 (21, 26, 30, 34, 38),
pm for 4th dart, k2tog, knit to m. 4 sts dec’d.[/U]
Now, here is where I am confused. It tells me to cast on with a new ball of yarn & then work 13 rows, starting on the WS. Does it mean I am knitting a separate swatch flap to attach later? Do I CO the sts to the last bit of the previous row worked?
Also: It says to “knit to end of pocket”, huh? Those sts are on the waste yarn. What does it mean? Where do I start to knit again?
Finally: what is a “dart”? I think maybe if I knew what those were, these directions wouldn’t be so confusing.
Please help someone! Thanks in advance!