Hi everyone!
I’m now not busy with school and trying to pick up the past project again… I’m making a shawl. I just finished the back (with a lot of help from you guys reading the pattern).

Now I need to do the left front.
It begins with 18 sts, builds the pattern A for 8 rows, and increases to the left. The increasing part is the problem.

The pattern says:

Inc and work into patt one st at beg of the next row and 25 foll alt rows, working first 6 sts in pattern B, the next 2 sts in rev St st, the next 16 sts in pattern B and the final 2 sts in rev St st, at the same time, inc one st at end (front edge) of next row and 9 foll 8th rows working first 2 sts in rev St st, the next 6 sts in pattern B and the final 2 sts in rev St st.

Phew - I think this pattern is a run-on-sentence…!!!
what does it mean "work into patt one st at beg of the next row?"
what is “rev St st?”
:waah:

The pattern A takes 16 sts, pattern B takes 6 sts. In between the pattern, there are 2 purl sts. So, it goes like: 2 sts - Patt A (16 sts) - 2 sts - Patt B (6 sts) - 2 sts … etc.

I’m so glad you’re back to finishing this shrug. Here’s a link to a photo from an earlier post.
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“work into patt one st at beg of the next row?” means increase one stitch at the beginning of the next row. Work that stitch into pattern B and then into 2 reverse stockinette stitches, then pattern A etc, when you have enough sts to do that.
Reverse stockinette is purl on the RS (public side of the shrug) and knit the sts on the WS (private side).

Still confused a bit…
So, so far I have 18 sts (this is just before increasing) and 8 rows.

So on my next row (9th rw - right side), I’m going to increase one stitch at the beginning. (So then I’ll have 19 sts). Next row (10th rw), I just follow the pattern. On my 11th rw I increase one again and etc. (As it says I’m continuing to increase 25 times on the every other following row). Then I will have 44 sts in total.

And then it says “at the same time, inc one st at end (front edge) of next row…”

Which end is it talking about? That bolded part is confusing to me still. :’(

Inc and work into patt one st at beg (side edge) of the next row and 25 foll alt rows, working first 6 sts in pattern B, the next 2 sts in rev St st, the next 16 sts in pattern B and the final 2 sts in rev St st, [B]at the same time, inc one st at end (front edge) of next row and 9 foll 8th rows working first 2 sts in rev St st, the next 6 sts in pattern B and the final 2 sts in rev St st.[/B]

You’re going to work the increase at the beginning of the next row and [I]at the same time[/I], inc at the end of the row. The inc at the beginning of the row is on the side seam and the inc at the end of the row is at the front opening.
So if you call your next row, row 1 (your row 9) then inc at the beginning of the row (side seam)on rows 1,3,5,7,9,11, etc and inc at the end (front opening) of rows 1,9,17,25,33,41,49,57,65,73.