Pattern reading help

I’m knitting the Darling Darby Sweater (found on ravelry, craftsy, etc) and I’m confused on the pattern.

it says:

Rnd 1: K1, inc 1, work to the last back st, inc 1, k1, pm, work first set of leg sts, pm, work chest sts, pm, work to end of rnd.

What I’m confused about is "work first set of leg stitches, work chest stitches."
My gut says “one giant leg hole isn’t right” and I’m wondering if I knit one set of leg stitches, then the chest sts, then the 2nd leg sts. Or if I knit 2x leg stitches (because 2 legs) and then the chest sts, or if I only knit one set of leg sts and then the chest sts.

If it helps, the amount of leg stitches I need to work is 18.

I can see the pattern links for this dog sweater but I haven’t joined to see the pattern. Yes, knit across the back (with the increases at the sides), knit one set of leg stitches, then the chest and then the second leg and continue to finish the round. See also what the next lines say just in case they mention the second leg sts there. However, it does seem that both legs should be worked in the same round and not offset by different rounds.

Thank you! I figured it was leg, chest, leg but the wording is strange.

Thank you.

Totally agree with Salmonac! :thumbsup:

I am just starting to look at this pattern and I am confused on how to calculate the measurements on the back/body. I am assuming it is how many stitches I casted on for collar/neck that they are using for the # of cast on stitches …30? Has anyone done this sweater that would mind helping me? I am horrible at math… LOL

I’m lazy today. Could you please give us a link to the pattern? It might be best to start a new thread of your own, this one is old enough that people might not read it.

I looked at my previous post for this sweater and I’m still unwilling to sign up for the site.
Can you give us the directions for just the cast on or the calculations and measurements that they recommend at this step?

Should I start a new thread? Not sure how this works. Here is the pattern link

its free.

Ok…I got the 2.2 collar/neck done and not sure how to transition to the back/body.

I have my measurements. I casted on 45 and did 2x2 ribbing.
Then next set of calculations were for the back and legs.

my cast on stitches is 54.
so measurements

  1. 54 cast on x.30= 17 -rounded up for back
  2. 54 x .25=14 rounded for each leg
  3. 54 x .20 =11 rounded for chest

Right now my collar is on dbl points.
I am not sure if I should transition to circular…and I never knitted in the round on circular before. I am confused on how to transition from the collar to the next set of directions. I also don’t know if its all straight knitting…Sorry for all the questions

“back increases are made every round, one at the beginning of the round and one before first marker. round 1: k1 inc 1 work to the last back st, inc, k1, pm, work first set of leg sts, pm, work chest sts, pm, work to end of round”

You can keep knitting on the dpns. When you get to too many sts to comfortably fit on them, switch to the smaller circular or even the larger circular if you think you have enough sts to fit comfortably. Knit the next round using the circular as your right needle until you’ve worked all the sts off the dpns.
The pattern looks like it’s all knit sts except for a small area where the 2x2 ribbing continues down the front. You can do this if you like or you could continue with all knits.
We’re all about questions so don’t think twice about asking.
Just to check, you added .5-1.5 inches to the neck and chest measurement for comfort as noted?

Yes…I added for the collar an inch.
so…just start knitting where the collar left off in regular knit adding the markers as i go…? I think I am making it more complicated then it is…LOL

Yes I added 1 inch. So I just start with the collar and start with the k1, inc for 17 stitches for back or for 16 more stitches because of that first k1? or is it 17 knitted stitches not including that first k1 and increase? then another inc, k1?

Yes I added 1 inch. So I just start with the collar and start with the k1, inc for 17 stitches for back or for 16 more stitches because of that first k1? or is it 17 knitted stitches not including that first k1 and increase? then another inc, k1?

You should have 17sts for the back when you start. k1, increase 1 and that leaves you with 16sts of the back. Knit across 15sts, inc, k1. That’s the back part of the first round. It started with 17sts and ended with 19 between the markers.