Good evening everyone! I’m finally starting my first real sweater (yay!), but I’ve already run into a but of a problem.
I’m working on MacKenzie 8ply by Rebecca Newman, but I’m having trouble with the stitch counts in the pattern. I must be counting and/or reading something wrong somewhere.
Size for 3 year old.
Cast on 70 stitches.
Row 2: increase 8 stitches
Row 4: Buttonhole row; increase 8 stitches
Row 6: increase 8 stitches
Row 8: increase 8 stitches
"Repeat rows 8 and 9 until you have 5 garter ridges from the first buttonhole row (including the buttonhole row as one ridge)"
Row 10: Buttonhole row; increase 8 stitches
Repeat rows 8 and 9 until you have 5 garter ridges from the first buttonhole row (including the buttonhole row as one ridge)
Row 14: Buttonhole row; increase 8 stitches
Repeat rows 7 and 8 once. [one more increase of 8 stitches]
According to the pattern, I should now have 246 stitches. But the way I read this, I only have 174 stitches.
Basically, every even row increases 8 stitches. The button band is in garter stitch. I understand that if it says to have 5 garter ridges, that is 10 rows of knitting. With ever even row increasing 8 sts, that’s a total increase of 40 sts. Is this correct?
I’ve included a couple of photos of what I have so far. I apologise if this is a bit hard to follow. Since I paid for it, I want to make sure and respect the copyright. Let me know if I need to post more info.
My guess is that I’m somehow counting the garter ridges incorrectly. In comparison to the pictures on ravelry, my button holes seem a bit close together. But I’m not sure.
Has anyone else done this pattern?