My name is Nonnie and I am brand new to this forum. I am hoping that someone much more experienced than I am can help me figure out how to solve the issue of continuing to work the Jane Seymore sweater pattern while simultaneously increasing stitches.
I am knitting the back of the Jane Seymour sweater by Alice Starmore and have completed the first 14 rows of the pattern. Now it’s time for increases, but I am not sure how to do them “in pattern”. The pattern produces a geometric design where the Corncrake yarn zig zags back and forth across the width of the 10 pattern stitches and touches a straight corncrake row in the center of each pattern. I have figured out how to do this pattern. However, I’m at a loss as to how to do the increases and still keep the symmetry of the overall pattern.
Row 1 (RS): K1 Corncrake; reading from right to left, beg at the second stitch st of the 10 patt sts and patt the 9 sts; then rep the 10 patt sts 11[12,13,14] times; k1 Corncrake.
Row 2 (WS): P1 Corncrake; reading from left to right rep the 10 patt sts 11[12,13,14] times; pat the first 9 sts of rep; p1 Corncrake.
Here’s where I’m confused.
Continue as set (working first and last sts in k on RS rows and p on WS rows throughout, and after working through row 14 of chart, rep rows 3 through 14 as indicated) and inc 1 st at each end of row 7[row 5, row 3, row] and every foll 3rd row until there are 153 [167,181,195] sts, working all inc sts into patt but always working the first and last sts in k on RS rows and p on WS rows. Work 4[4,4,2] more rows without shaping thus working 56[60,64,68] chart patt rows in total, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
I’d be most grateful if someone here can here help me figure this out. Thanks!!!