More help with Rowan sweater pattern


#1

Hello everyone,

I’m still knitting my sweater (Rowan #64-Rosewood). Finished the back and am on to the sleeves!
I have a pattern question. The pattern is 8 rows with the 7th row having an increase at both ends. The Pattern states: cont in patt, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 7th and every foll 8th row to 67sts.
Which I’m taking to mean, after the initial 8 rows, all following 7th and 8th rows will have and increase at both ends. Do this until I have 67 sts on needle.

Any help clarifying this would be most appreciated!

Patty


#2

Decrease at each end of the 7th row and then decrease after the next 8 rows which will again be a row 7 of the pattern directions. So you’ll be decreasing on a row 7 each time until you get to 67sts.


#3

It always helps to have a link to the pattern that you are using. You are increasing stitches. I would increase on the 3rd stitch from the edge to keep the edge neater and easier to sew together. You are increasing 1 stitch near the end of every 7th row. In all the sweaters that I have knit, you would increase every 7th row for X number of rows and then increase every 8th row for so many rows. This allows for a gentle increase in the width of the sleeves. Check for Errata or contact the magazine.


#4

Yes, in this case the increases are at each end of the 7th row once and then every 8th row thereafter (which works out to be each row 7 of the pattern rows)


#5

Thank you so much that was so helpful!!!
Have a great day!