As I approach the neck of this stupid sweater, I fear that I am going to have many questions for you experienced knitters…
The pattern said to do some decreases, and then work 3 rounds even. No problem. Now it says “decrease in this manner every 4 rnds 1 time more. Then repeat decrease rnd every 2 rnds 16 times.” (And after 4.5 inches I’m supposed to simultaneously do something else, but I don’t even want to go there yet!)
So after the three rounds even, I did another decrease round. Now I’m not sure if I do four rounds and then decrease again, or if I do three and decrease on the fourth? And not sure if “every 2 rnds” means every other round, or every third round?
I’m sure this has been answered before, but I haven’t had any coffee since this morning, and my brain hurts…
I find it helpful to write out my directions. Such as in your case:
[COLOR=Red]Round 1-3: even[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Blue]Rounds 4-6: even [3 rounds even]
Round 7: decrease as set forth [4th round of the sequence]
[COLOR=DarkGreen]Rounds 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37: even
Rounds 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39: do decreases as set forth
[NOTE: Rounds 8-39 fullfill the job of dec every other round 16 times]
[COLOR=Black]Now you mention that something else might need to occur within (at the same time as) Rounds 1-39. Just figure where they should occur and write that requirement in the appropriate round as an extra special chore.
I have been knitting since the Flood, and I still write out my ‘job requirements’. It prevents errors, and really, after the writing out is done, the knitting just sails along. You know exactly [U]what[/U] you should do, [U]when[/U] and [U]where[/U]! No guessing, no frogging.
Hope this helps…and I am certain that other knitters may also have something helpful to add!