Am I glad I found this forum!!
I am knitting my first big project - the Jay top from the Rowan Big Easy Jay pattern!
However it says part way through to knit until it measures 32cm (large version) but by the time I get there mine already measures over 50 cm!!!
Can I check that when it says inc 1 st at each end of next and every foll 4th row (in st st) it means k (and inc at end) then p then k then p then k and inc at end again!!!
Also when increasing and decresing on alternate rows it seems that you are doing this on the same side each time so it looks a bit lopsided!!
Help - newbie knitter confused!!! :oops:
Hmm … If your piece is already over 50 cm by the time you get to that part of the pattern, my first thought is to re-evaluate your guage.
inc 1 st at each end of next and every foll 4th row (in st st)
I interpret that the same as you do…
-Knit row - inc @ end
- (1st) purl row
- (2nd) knit row
- (3rd) purl row
- (4th) knit - inc @ end
As far as the sleeve being lopsided … increasing on the same side does make it lopsided. I made Kyoto a while back and it required incs on the same side; it was the V-neck part so it made sense. What section are you working on now?
thanks for your help
I have now finished the front - does look a bit odd!!!
Will carry on now and repeat pattern for back :??
here is hoping