I have a vintage pattern for a cape and am stuck. Am not a very expereinced knitter at all.
I have come to a point in the pattern where it says. Cont in pattern. In modern patterns it tells you which rows constirute the pattern but this doesn’t. I have followed the pattern so far doing 16 rows in plain knitting which is a border. Then from row 17 to row 43 it tells you to do various things. Would the pattern be the rows from row 17 to row 43 do you think?
It also says cont in patt. Keeping the front edge straight and 8sts in plain knitting for border, decreasing at each side of each panel in next and every following 6th row until 97 sts remain.
Now first it doesn’t say how much to decrease so I am assuming it means one stitch at each end. Do you think that will be right?
Also I don’t know what it means by each end of each panel. To me there is only one panel! I thought it might mean at the end of the knitting that hasn’t got the 8 stitch border and at the end of the stocking stitch at the other end of the knitting before the 8 stitch border. Anybody know it that could be it?
Anyway I would appreciate any help anyone can give me. Sorry this is long winded but I don’t know how else to explain it.
I ought to have learnt lesson as a beginner with vintage patterns as I attempted gloves in very thin wool. I came on here for help with that which I got and I thank you very much but I had to abandon project as it was too fiddly and hard and wool was too thin and i couldn’t see it properly. At least this time it is thicker wool. I want to succeed this time as I am hoping to knit another longer vintage cape after this. Must be mad but I do love vintage.
Well thanks for reading. Here’s hoping.