I’m trying to understand this pattern’s instructions for doing the raglan on the back of a sweater. It says:”on each edge, cast off 1 st once, then: on foll 4th rows, cast off 1 st 6 times, then cast off 1 st 7 times, 2 sts 3 times, 3 sts 3 times and 5 sts once”. I’m not sure how to do the part after I cast off 1 st at each edge once at the beginning. Can someone please give me some direction? I’ve never had a pattern like this before. I even had to look up foll and I’ve been knitting for years. Thanks in advance for any help.
Welcome to the forum!
It’s unusual for a raglan to cast off singe sts at each edge rather than decrease but these are the rows for the cast offs. Because you can’t cast off at the end of a row, you’ll have to cast off at the beginning of the next row but that’s ok. Only the first cast off of the pairs are listed below.
Cast off 1sts once calling that row 1 then cast off on rows 5,9,13,17,21 and 25. Cast off on rows 29,33,37,41,45,49 and 53.
Cast off 2sts on rows 57,61 and 65.
Cast off 3sts on rows 69,73 and 77.
Cast off 5sts on row 81.
Ok, I think I got it. Instead of casting off at each edge of row 5, I do it at the beginning of rows 5 and 6 and so forth. Right?
Yes, that’s it. The one row offset won’t matter.
Awesome! Thanks so much! I’ll give it a go today. It’s a strange pattern but it looks like a nice result. If it starts looking wonky, I’ll come back for more guidance. Thanks again!