Hi so i’ve just started on the “somewhat cowl” http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2005/12/the_somewhat_co.html
I’m super confused.
It’s knitted from the top down. with casting on, the PM, then casting on, PM, etc. to work each section on the same circular needle. Then it says:
Working back and forth, increase (Kfb) before and after each marker
on every RS row. At the same time, increase in the first and last
stitch on the needle on each RS row, 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4) times.
When raglan ìincrease seamî (measured on diagonal from neck to
underarm) measures 10 (10.5, 11, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) inches, on
next RS row, knit across left front to first sleeve marker, place sleeve
stitches on scrap yarn, CO 1 (1, 2, 2, 4, 4), PM, CO 1 (1, 2, 2, 4, 4),
work across back to next sleeve marker. Place sleeve stitches on
scrap yarn. CO 1 (1, 2, 2, 4, 4), PM, CO 1 (1, 2, 2, 4, 4). Continue
knitting to end. Purl back.
Under abbreviations, it calls for the M1 and KFB increases.
my questions are thus: How can you do a M1 increase when its on the first stich? also, how can you do two increases in a row like that? (is it necessary to an M1 increase there (which confuses me to no end), wouldn’t a bar increase work as well (kfb)? The second question is after you cast on, is the first row you knit the right side row? or am i supposed to knit one row before i start the pattern after casting on? also, the raglan increase seam measurement, does she mean down or across, because as you increase the project gets really wide before it gets long. Also, she doesn’t say to knit the thing in st st, until the third paragraph where she then says,
[color=olive][PM - Place marker
Continue working body back and forth in St st until it measures 11.5
(12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14. 14.5) inches.
/color] Does this mean the whole thing should be st st?