Please help me!!!

Dear All

Im trying (trying to be the appropriate word) to knit the sleeve on the pattern below.
What i fail to do correctly is do the increases in the pattern as you need to keep the pattern correct throughout but I am finding that I am not able to do this.
Please can someone write out what I need to do on the increases and the row afterwards too as they dont always fall in the same side. I am knitting the second from largest size.
Any help really appreciated
Thanks Sarah

Very pretty sweater, a kind of half fisherman’s rib.

You can make the increase, probably a M1 is easiest as it occurs between sts rather than within a stitch. Then on the following row work that stitch into the pattern. Work the increase after the slip one and one stitch before the last stitch of the row.
If the next row is a knit row, knit the increased stitch. If it’s a k1b,p1 rib row, work that increased stitch as either a knit or purl.
If the next stitch in pattern would be a k1b, it’s too dificult to work this increased stitch as a k1b on this row so just work a knit stitch. On the next k1b,p1 row it’ll be easier to work in the k1b stitch.
You can however work the increased stitch as a purl stitch if that would be next in order to keep the pattern aligned.
The pattern row 2 won’t always start the repeat as written with a K1b. On some sleeve rows the repeat will begin with a P1. You will read your knitting to figure out which stitch should begin the row. The end of row will be easier to work.

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A method I have used when i have been confused about keeping in pattern is to write the repeat on paper, starting in the middle of the paper with the first stitches of the row and put a circle around them or underline them and jot above it that this is 37 stitches.
Then write the repeat working across the page to the right, the way we write.
Then go back to the first repeat which is circled and fill in the blank page from centre to left, remembering to write the stitches in the reverse order. You can copy them one stitch at a time from what you have already written.
It’s kind of like making a chart but it’s not a chart.
As you increase a stitch at one end of the row mark it on your paper (a tick above or a highlight pen) on one side of the ‘chart’ and as you increase the other end mark this on the paper. Now you have a central repeat and a stitch marked either side.
When working the following rows this should help to see which part of the repeat you are at.
At the next increase tick or highlight which stitch you just added.

Hope this helps

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Thank you so much.
I will try this. Im so new that patterns tjat say "maintain pattern correct throughout " is a struggle.
I do so much better as a literal atep by actual stitch

This sounds so unbelievably complex. !!

Usually you can tell after a very few sts whether you’re on the right track and the sts are aligned correctly. This does get easier with each increase or decrease you make.
Looking forward to seeing your finished sweater!

Sorry. Didn’t mean to make it more confusing. It’s more complex describing it in a message than it is actually doing it.

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I appreciate you writing it all out for me.
Like said to the other lady, im a fairly new knitter and follow patterns to the letter. So a pattern that says maintain pattern as correct makes me a bit nervous as I assume that the pattern author assumes the person following the pattern is experienced and knows how to ensure this. What I was hoping for was for someone with that experience to write it all out as a pattern line for me. I have tried this 3 times and dont manage to keep it in pattern and Im gutted as I love this jumper.
I will keep trying!

Writing out the full line for every row would be a huge amount to fit into a pattern pamphlet, with maybe 100-200 rows for a sleeve (depending on yarn weight, size, style) . This is why the repeats are abbreviated and a certain amount degree of understand is expected of the knitter.
We can keep helping here though.

Jotting the stitches down in one line on paper takes up much less space and time. Many knitters like to jot down the increase row numbers and tick them off as they go, jotting down what that increase stitch is so that you can work it correctly on subsequent rows is “just another” tool that knitters use.
I thinknwe all have notes jotted down for our patterns.
On some stitches such as k1, p1 it becomes easier to read the fabric as your experience grows, some very complex cable or lace patterns may have a string of several stitches to do in the repeat which is trickier to read in the fabric and perhaps more knitters jot these down.

Another thing you may find helpful is to put in a stitch marker each end. At the beginning of the row it would need to be between the slip1 and the k1b. Then no matter how many stitches you increase you know this marker is the point where k1b, p1, starts. Having 1 stitch before it means s1 1 just because your first stutch is always slipped, but really that stitch can be called p1 because that’s the pattern
Slip1, marker, k1b, p1
In repeat terms the slip is a purl
P1, marker, k1b, p1
Another stitch increased would be
S1, p1, marker, k1b, p1
See how the marker moves? And the new stitches follow the pattern of the repeat.
Another increase would be
S1, k1b, p1, marker, k1b, p1
See how the marker moves along the row and the new stitches are named?

Personally I wouldn’t bother to write in the slip 1, I’d just remember to always slip the first stitch, I would just write what the stitch is destined to be.
I would also not write the word “marker” but just put a line or dash to mark it on my paper, or underline, or highlight that original starting repeat
P1, k1b, p1, / k1b, p1,
K1b, p1, k1b, p1 / k1b, p1

As salmonmac said it’s the start of the row that is harder, the end of the row is easier as you just keep going.

Perhaps try a small swatch of 10 stitches of the pattern. Place a marker on your needle and watch what happens to the fabric with each stitch worked and each increase.
If you don’t have a marker a scrap yarn loop of a different colour would be fine.
The marker at the end of the row would be before the last stitch, to remind you to increase there. You may decide you don’t need this one but sometimes starting with one helps.

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That’s just the spirit of perseverence that’s needed. Learning to read your knitting is a valuable tool for any knitter. As you work simple or more complicated stitch patterns it will always be a part of your knitting abilities. If writing out the rows helps in the beginning then by all means use that tool too.