Hi all: I’m new to this forum. Has anyone knitted the Hot Cocoa Jacket in “More Big Girl Knits” by Jillian Moreno & Amy Singer? I’ve started over twice with the beginning piece (back). The middle rice stitch is coming out fine, and I can see a little of the right slant, but the left slant is not showing up at all. I’m feeling very frustrated.
I’ve done extensive search on google, but have not found any errata for this pattern. (none at the Crown publishing website).
I’ve been knitting for a few years, but my apparel skills are still developing. This pattern is not specific in some areas, simply stating “work in pattern”. I studied the various pattern stitches, and used them all in my gauge swatch.
The pattern begins with a set up row, and then says to work 3 rows in pattern. The pattern stitches have 6 rows to complete. After only the first 4 rows, the pattern calls for a decrease row, which begins the 6 row pattern over.
It seems to me that the decrease row throws off the slant pattern. Perhaps there’s an assumption than an experienced knitter knows how to accommodate this, and my knowledge is limited. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!