I’m working on a short sleeved sweater (my first sweater project ever actually :XX: ) but I’m having trouble understanding what the pattern is saying because it doesn’t make sense to me.
The pattern is from the latest Vogue Knitting - Spring/Summer 2006 edition, pattern number 29 (for anyone who has the magazine also), called the Cinched Waist Top.
The instruction for the front/back/sleeves part worked in rounds with raglan declining is as follows, with irrelevant parts skipped over:
Rnd 1 …knit all stitches, joining pieces… Rnd 2 and 3 Knit. Dec rnd 4 (3-st right then left transfer dec)… Rep dec rnd 4 every 4th rnd 3 times more. Dec rnd 13 (2-st right then left transfer dec). Rep dec rnd 13 every 4th rnd 1 time more 104 sts…
The part that doesn’t make sense to me is that after doing the dec rnd 4, I would only have to repeat dec rnd 4 twice (8, 12) to get to dec rnd 13 instead of repeating 3 times… Does it mean for me to count the first dec rnd 4 as dec rnd 1 and repeat it 3 times to get to rnd 13? Also, what does it mean by “Rep dec rnd 13 every 4th rnd 1 time more 104 sts”? … that I should end up with 104 stitches by that time?
Please help me decipher what the pattern is meaning to say because it’s confusing the heck out of me :??