Hello! I’m knitting my first sweater. It is raglan from the top down (please let me know if I’m saying this right). I’ve knit scarves and blankets, and crocheted plenty, but I adore the look of a knit sweater and wanted to give it a go. I bought a pattern with good reviews that was marked as beginner friendly - and all in all, the pattern seems fairly simple. I’m going to work it in the round, and it is only stockinette stitch.
I did come across a roadblock pretty much right away. I cannot for the life of me understand where the stitch markers for the raglan stitches are meant to go.
I know that there will be markers placed on either side of the raglan stitches. I have already cast on 45 stitches. I’m left wondering:
- The table indicates that there are 4 Raglan Stitches (RS). How do I know which RS are the ‘central two RS’?
- Is it normal to have this sort of chart in a pattern? I am left wondering why the numbers go up and back down on the chart : (
Any help is more than welcome. I invested in a new set of needles and spent a pretty penny on yarn, but if worse comes to worse, I am ok with using a different pattern!
Thank you all in advance :’)
Edit: The pattern is the Kaethe x Jacques by kolibribyjohanna on etsy. Apologies for not including this in the original post!