Hi everyone, this is my first post so please be gentle!
For once I decided to actually read the whole pattern before starting the project, and having read the section below several times I am still mystified…
STEP 3 - SLEEVES
• With a short circular needle 6,5 mm (40 cm), pick up the 48 (50) 50 (50) 53 (53) held sleeve-sts from 1st
• With new thread, pick up 2 (2) 5 (8) 10 (16) sts under the armhole opening from newly cast on sts at the
body and work them in stockinette stitch, M1L 2x (to avoid larger holes under the armhole opening), k 48
(50) 50 (50) 53 (53) sleeve-sts and M1R 2x = 54 (56) 59 (62) 67 (73) sleeve-sts (= 39 (40) 42 (44) 48 (52) cm
sleeve circumference) on the needle
I’m struggling to figure out what is meant by “M1R 2x” and “M1L 2x”, and can’t see how this would help to avoid large holes. Edit: I’m familiar with M1L and M1R, just not with the concept of doing two M1 increases one after the other as this would seem to imply.
I would be enormously grateful if someone could shed some light on this…and more than happy to feel like an idiot if it’s something simple!