I’m knitting a spring sweater for my daughter (Little Miss Strawberry pattern in the Creative Knitting Magazine - March 2008 issue). The lace pattern for the main part of the sweater is as follows:
[B]Row 1 and all WS rows:[/B] Purl across
[B]Row 2:[/B] Knit across
[B]Row 4:[/B] K5, p3tog, leave sts on needle, yo, purl same 3 sts tog and sl off needle, k5; rep from * across.
[B]Row 6:[/B] Rep Row 2
[B]Row 8:[/B] K1, *p3tog, leave sts on needle, yo, purl same 3 sts tog and sl off needle, k5; rep from *, end last rep k1 instead of k5
Okay, that’s fairly straightforward and no problems.
To shape armholes, I bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows (falls on a Row 2 and Row 3). It then says “Maintaining pat, work even until back measures…” My next row would be a Row 4. It doesn’t give me any changes to incorporate into the pattern, but at the end, I only have 3 sts to knit rather than 5.
Is this a problem? Would you alter the pattern to make it even at both sides? I’ve stopped there for now and wanted opinions before I pick up my knitting again, either tonight or tomorrow.
Thanks, and I hope I was clear enough!