I’m a simple knitter (not advanced at all). Anyway, I would really like to knit a free pattern by Berroco called Seabrook (it’s a vest). It states easy but there are 2 parts that I’m confused about. The first part is after I work 18 sts, place the marker, work 28 sts (xl), the rest of the sts are many more than the first 18 sts. I would tend to think it should be even on both sides for the right and left armholes?? The second part I’m confused about and don’t know how to do is to pick up stitches and cast on. Maybe I shouldn’t try to attempt this pattern since I’m not experienced enough.
Below are the instructions:
With circular needle, cast on 84(84-88-88-90-92) sts. DO NOT join.
Row 1 (RS): Working in Seed St, work 18 sts, place marker, work 24(24-26-26-28-30) sts, place marker, work to end. Work even in Seed St until piece measures 12(13-14-15-16-17)" from beg, end on WS.
Right Armhole: Next Row (RS): Work to first marker, sl marker, bind off 24(24-26-26-28-30) sts, sl marker, work to end.
Following Row: Work in Seed St casting on 24(24-26-26-28-30) sts between markers over sts bound off on previous row. Work even until piece measures 24(27-30-33-36-39)" from beg, end on WS.
Left Armhole: Work same as right armhole. Work even until piece measures 36(40-44-48-52-56)" from beg, end on WS. Bind off.
Lastly, I am a thrower so the seed stitch would not be fun, I was thinking maybe I can do the entire pattern in the garter stitch.
Any thoughts? I wanted to knit a simple drapey vest.