i’m working on the manly sweater from debbie stoller’s stitch and bitch. i have a question about increasing sts on the sleeves…
here are the instructions:
“CO 45 (49,49,51)sts. Set up row (RS): K0 (0,0,1), *p1, k5; rep from * to last 1 (1,1,2) sts, p1 k0 (0,0,1). Work even in k5, p1 rib, inc 1 st each edge of next and every 4th row 0 (0,2,3) times; then every 6th row 15 (18,19,20) times - 77 (85,91,97) sts.”
so here is my question…i’m making the small size. so i did the set up row as p1, k5. at the end of the row, following the pattern, i had to p1, then k1, then p1 (as i had 45 sts). that’s right so far, right?
but here’s the part i’m not sure of (i think it’s a conceptual problem!). it says to increase next and every 4th row 0 times. so do i just do nothing at all? i mean, do i just starting increasing every 6th row, following the next set of instructions that does seem to apply to the size i’m making?
here’s my confusion. if i were knitting the large size, i would be knitting this row, then knitting a total of 8 more rows in order increase the two times required. but since i’m required to do 0 increases, what happens to those 8 rows (or 12, in the case of the extra large size)? do i just not knit them? or is this how my small size sleeves will be small rather than large? they’ll be 8 rows shorter?
i hope this makes sense. sorta.