Hi. I am new to this site and very new to knitting. I am confused on my first project. I have mostly learned from youtube and google up to this point.
I am wondering if someone can help me- I am trying to knit a sweater for my son. I made half of it once and had to unravel the whole thing because the creases in the sleaves didn’t match up.
The first part I am a little confused with is it says to cast on 68 and then garter stitch 5 rows- which I did. It proceeds through the entire chest/shoulder region and then has a divide for the fronts, sleeves and back. when i got to that point (the first time) i was on the left of the sweater when i was suppose to be on the right- i have no idea how that happened- i was on the right side of the work and all but the wrong side of the sweater. i don’t even know if it matters.
The second issue was the creases for the sleeves. the pattern has a whole lot of M1 K1 and place a marker- all in all there were 4 markers. the next line says to knit to the marked st. M1 K1 M1 and repeat 3 more times and ten knit to the end of the row. The alternate rows are purled. Then you repeat those 2 rows 14 times down to the divide for the sleeves. I did this (and it took me over a week) and when I finally got to the divide the seams for the sleeves were a mess! Also, it is in a stipe pattern, so it is very obvious that I didn’t do it right. My question is where do I put the marker on each row when I knit to it- after the first M1? I just kept the marker in the same place (before M1K1M1) on each row but that is how it was off the first time.
Sorry this is so long, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!