Hi, I’m a brand-new knitter as of this week (although I’ve been crocheting for a solid year or so now.) This is my very first attempt at any sort of garment and my first knitted project. I am following this March Basic pattern offered at Berroco in the Medium size (I’ve bolded the Med. stitch #): http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/march_basic/march_basic.html.
I am in the Decreasing Row, but I have [B]no[/B] idea what the pattern is asking me to do in this section:
“[I]Continue in this manner to dec 1 st 16(18-[B]20[/B]-23-25-28) sts in from each edge every 1” twice more, then every 3/4” 4 times – 69(75-[B]85[/B]-95-105-115) sts. Work even until piece measures 9” from beg, end on WS. Inc 1 st each end of next row – 71(77-[B]87[/B]-97-107-117) sts. Rep this inc every 3/4” 4 times more, then every 1/2” twice. Work even on 83(89-[B]99[/B]-109-119-129) sts until piece measures 13 1/2” from beg, end on WS.[/I]”
What does it mean “twice more”? Do I continue to K20, SSK, K55, K2TOG, K20 for another 1"? Also, at the end of the first sentence of the first Decreasing Row, it has “K20 - 97 sts.”; what does that mean? When I complete the first sentence of the Decreasing Row, the total amount of stitches I have is 97… is it asking me to subtract for some reason? :?? I’m just completely lost with this entire section of instructions…
Thank you so much for any help you can provide! I really appreciate it!