PATTERN HELP

Hi!

I’m knitting my first from the top down jumper and the pattern I am following has me so confused!
So the pattern stated after completing the yoke:

“Divide for raglan increases as follows (note you are going to work 1st - a raglan st between all raglan increases) 1 raglan st 11 sts (left sleeve) 1 raglan st 45 sts (back) 1 raglan st 11sts (right sleeve) 1 raglan st 45 sts (front)”
This is where I first got confused as I didn’t know whether when knitting in the round should I of already started knitting the raglan stitches to get an increase in stitches or was I just placing the markers for the increases in the next section? If anyone could help me with what was right then this would be great!

The next section the states on short rows, recomending the German short row techinque:

“short rows and raglan increases are now worked back and forth as follows:
M1R, k raglan st, M1L, repeat this 3 times” (so i assume still working in the round not changing to working back and forth for short rows? Or am I meant to be working as if working with strait needles now increasing the short rows on the back and carrying out a raglan stitch at the same time as this?

This is just the first bit I’m confused about but it would be too long to go into all of that now so I will leave that for another time!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks
Cece

Hi and welcome!
The raglan stitch is the marked stitch. Increases will be made on either side of this stitch. This row:
“Divide for raglan increases as follows (note you are going to work 1st - a raglan st between all raglan increases) 1 raglan st 11 sts (left sleeve) 1 raglan st 45 sts (back) 1 raglan st 11sts (right sleeve) 1 raglan st 45 sts (front)”
is telling you where to mark the raglan stitch. There are no increases yet.

“short rows and raglan increases are now worked back and forth as follows:
M1R, k raglan st, M1L, repeat this 3 times” This row is telling you to work the increases, M1R and M1L. The raglan stitch is there between the two increases.
So far there are no short rows directions, only increases directions. Read further in the pattern and see if you come to short rows in this same section.

What is the name of your pattern?

Can you let us know what the name of the pattern is? That would help us to explain it for you.

Hi thank you for the help! I think I may of gone wrong then oops!
The pattern name is:
PetiteKnit - Hanstholm Sweater

The pattern name is: PetiteKnit - Hanstholm Sweater

Thank you. Very good looking sweater.

I don’t know when the increases start but if you’ve only started them a round early, it should be ok.

Hi!

I am also attempting to knit the same pattern and got confused right after the section Cece described :
Short rows and raglan increases are now worked back and forth as follows:

Divide for raglan increases as follows (note that you are going to work 1 st - a raglan st -
between all the raglan increases, i.e. you will be increasing at both sides of the raglan st):
1 raglan st, 11 (11) 11 (11) 11 sts (left sleeve), 1 raglan st, (45) 46 (48) 50 (50) sts (back),
1 raglan st, 11 (11) 11 (11) 11 sts (right sleeve), 1 raglan st, 45 (46) 48 (50) 50 sts (front).
The round starts between the front and left sleeve.

*Insert the left needle into the thread from the back and k it (M1R), k the raglan st, insert
the left needle into the thread from the front and k it tbl (M1L), k until the next raglan st, *

*repeat from * to * 3 times.

Everything clear so far, or so I thought. In my imagination I should be right at the start again between the front and the left sleeve.

Insert the left needle into the thread from the back and k it (M1R), k the raglan st, insert the left needle into the thread from the front and k it tbl (M1L), k 2, turn. I.e. the first turn is on the front right after the right sleeve.

Why does it say that the first turn is after the right sleeve? Shouldn’t it rather be that the second turn is after the right sleeve? I thought the beginning is between the front and the left sleeve, so when doing the above M1R, raglan, M1L, k2 I kintted a total of 5 stitches and then turn - how can I be “right after the right sleeve”? It continues with:

You are now on the WS: P until 2 sts after the beginning of the round (i.e. 2 sts into the front), turn.
Work back and forth as described above with short rows and raglan increases on the RS
rows, while turning 2 sts after the last turn (i.e. 2 sts further into the front every time), a
total of 7 (7) 8 (8) 8 times on each side (which means that you have also worked 7 (7) 8 (8)
8 rows of raglan increases). End with a WS row and turn so that the next row is a RS row
(= 172 (174) 186 (190) 190 sts).

Am I correct that the shortrow increases are always before the turn?WhatsApp Image 2020-11-24 at 16.55.52

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I attached an image of how I think the pattern works at this point, but I am pretty sure I got it wrong… :confused:

Thank you!
Marlene :slight_smile:

A couple of knitters have commented on the confusing directions for the short rows.

For me, the problem seems to be that an instructions has been left out.

    • Insert the left needle into the thread from the back and k it (M1R), k the raglan st, insert*
      the left needle into the thread from the front and k it tbl (M1L), k until the next raglan st * ,
      repeat from * to * 3 times total.
  1. Insert the left needle into the thread from the back and k it (M1R), k the raglan st, insert the left needle into the thread from the front and k it tbl (M1L), k 2, turn. I.e. the first turn is on the front right after the right sleeve.

So the raglan increases occur at the front/left sleeve, left sleeve/back and back/right sleeve in #1. In #2 the raglan increase is at the right sleeve/front. Then you knit 2 on the front and turn.

Wow, thank you so much for the fast response!
With repeating 3 times total it makes more sense to me.

Thanks!
Marlene

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