I’m making a wrap cardigan for my mum for her birthday from ‘Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk 2’ but i’m having real trouble with it.
The problem comes when decreasing just before shaping the shoulder. It says to decrease 1 stitch at front edge every 4 rows until only 23 remain and then knit straight until work measures 56cm/22in. The problem is that the work is already measuring 56cm and I’ve still got to lose another 8 stitches. I’ve double checked my gauge and it is correct.
The only place I can think of that I have gone wrong is right at the beginning. It says to decrease 1 stitch every four rows and to work 17 rows. You then knit 31 rows increasing 1 stitch every 6 rows. The next instruction is to continue to decrease 1 stitch every 4 rows. I didn’t decrease at all in the 31 rows where you increase because it didn’t say to in that instruction - should I have? This is exactly how it’s written in the pattern to make it clearer.
“Keeping side edge straight, cont to dec at front edge on every foll 4th roww, work 17 rows.
Inc row K7, m1, work to end
work 5 rows.
rep the last 6 rows 4 times more and the inc row again.
Keeping the side edge straight, cont to dec at front edge on every foll 4th row until seam measures 33cm/13in.”
I hope that is clear and that someone can help because I’ve already re-knitted it twice and it’s driving me nuts now!!