I may have a stupid ? but here goes. First off, I wanted a simple stockinette cardigan to go with the sleeveless shell I made, but this is a patterned sweater. I couldn’t find a cardigan in my size that was just stockinette so I am ignoring the “pattern” and knitting it in just the stockinette st. I am to the part where I start my decreases for left front v-neck shaping. This is what the pattern calls for in bold:
LEFT FRONT: Cast on 45 (53, 53, 61, 61, 69) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 6 rows. Beg with Row 1, work even in pat until piece meas 16 (16½, 17, 17 1/2, 18, 18½) in. from beg.
Shape V-neck: Keeping to pat, dec 1 st at center Front on next row, then every 4 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) rows 12 (18, 16, 22, 20, 26) times – 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts. Work even until piece meas same as Back to shoulders. Bind off rem sts.
I have done my 18 1/2 inches, then on the next row, which is a right side row, I knitted to the center and decreased a stitch and knit to the end. I then knit 3 rows and on the third row, knitted to the center, decreased and then knit to the end. Is this correct, and if it is, there will be an “angled” row of vertical stitches in the center of the sweater where I did the decrease. This looks like it will look funny when the sweater is finished. Maybe I am misunderstanding the pattern??? Also, it says reverse the shaping for the right side and how do I do that when I am just decreasing at the center?
Thanks for the help!