I am posting what I realize is going to be a difficult question for someone to visualize – so appreciate your patience in advance and any advise you have to give.
I am making a Norah Gaughan sweater (Schwaan in Vol 8). The front has a hexagon insert. I have picked up the stitches and have my placemakers in place. The pattern in the book looks a bit like a triangle with a base that narrows up to a point. The pattern itself starts out with 21 stitches converging to 1. The first two rows make sense because there are 21 stitches (except on either end where there are 22 stitches). Rows 3-8, however only show 19 stitches and rows 9-14, 17 stitches and so on…The instructions specifically say: Keeping 1 st each side in st st, complete chart as est - 7 sts rem. I do not see how the decreases come into play.
Is there any thing here that makes sense without the picture? The picture of the finished sweater can be viewed by the link below
Thanks so much in advance -