Hi, I’m working on this pattern and have come to the Chart B increases and decreases and do not understand why I’m being asked to do them. The Chart A inc/dec’s made perfect sense but Chart B does not have small panels. Does it have something to do with the yellow highlight on that chart? Any help most appreciated. Thanks! Bonnie
2. The small pattern panels with repeats of 6 stitches x 5 rows, need 1 st less than the total stitch count for the larger pattern panels so the
designs will be symmetrical on each side of the front of the body (does not apply to sleeves). For that reason, the stitch count must be
adjusted by 1 st each time a small panel is worked on the yoke and body: Decrease 1 st on first row of pattern panel and increase 1 in
corresponding place on panel’s last row. Do not increase/decrease just inside front edge; instead, go 10-15 sts in on the row or center back.
Below you’ll find information about which rows on charts A and B this applies to – it is a good idea to mark these rows on the charts. For
example, draw a ring around the row number so you won’t forget to decrease and increase when it is necessary.
Chart A: Sizes XXS-M, rows 4, 8, 24, 28, 44, and 48. Sizes L-XL, rows 16, 20, 36, and 40. Sizes 2XL-4XL, rows 4, 8, 24, 28, 44, 48, 64, and 68.
Chart B: All sizes, rows 1, 5, 21, and 25.