I’m not sure if this belongs in the Pattern section or here… anyway, I’m reading over the pattern for the Berroco La Cieniga sweater, and it says this (for the size I want to make):
With smaller needles, cast on 129 sts.
<snip - here you knit 2 inches of K1P1 ribbing>
Then it says:
Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 40 sts across - 89 sts. Work in St st, dec 1 st each side every 2 1/2" 5 times.
<snip, - knitting until it’s 15" from beginning>
Later it says:
Change to smaller needles and p the next row, inc 24 sts across - 103 sts.
Basically, my problem is in not knowing what kind of decrease(s) to do, or where exactly to do it/them - same with the increases. When it says to “p the next row, dec” (or inc), does it mean to do the dec/inc in that same first purled row? I’m basically making a shape that looks like an isosceles trapezoid (sorry, I know that’s dorky, but it does!), if that helps. Does it matter where or how I do the decreases or increases, or should I just randomly insert them?
Thanks in advance…