It has been years since picking up knitting needles. I have some lucious yarn en route, already have the pattern printed out. It is a free pattern from Berroco, ‘Montparnasse.’ Classified as ‘easy.’ I am in trouble, I think. Reading the back pattern it states: With straight needles, cast on 1 st.ROW 1 (RS): Knit 1
ROW 2: Purl 1. (no problem here) Now comes my dilemma:
Working in St st, cast on 5(5-6) sts at beg of the next 12(20-6) rows; then 4(4-5)sts at beg of the next 12(4-18) rows, end on WS - 109(117 - 127) sts.
I will either make the jacket/sweater in a medium or large size so realize the number in paren(s) are for whatever size. Somehow I just cannot get it through my head what this means: It is: the part - cast on 5(5 -6) sts(I understand) at the beg of the next 12(20-6) rows. I understand the 4(4-5)sts at the beg of the next 12(4-18 rows). The last one in paren also baffling me. Maybe with needles and yarn in hand it will ‘click’ but does anyone have a simple remedy for this Born Again Knitter-to-be? Thanks a lot, Wanda Witch