Vintage Pattern Help

Hi there,

I’m about to start working on an older knitting pattern, and as I was reading through it, a couple of questions arose…to preface, it’s knit in pieces from the bottom up.

Question No. 1: After the 1x1 ribbing for the waistband, there’s an increase row before working the body. It goes as such:
(WS): Rib 4, M1, (Rib 11, M1) 6 times, rib to end.
My question is: Does “rib” mean purl?

Question No. 2: When raglan-shaping, the pattern says:
Dec 1 st at each end of next row. Work 3 rows.
My question is: Are the “work 3 rows” just plain knit, or should I be decreasing a stitch at each end of those rows, too? The pattern doesn’t tell me how many stitches I should have left on my needles, or else I would be able to tell.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate any and all help! I’ve linked the pattern below :slight_smile:

I like that sweater, I hope you post pictures when you’re finished!

Rib to end means knit the established 1x1 ribbing to the end.

Decrease one stitch each end of that row only, then work 3 rows in the established pattern without decreasing.

Good luck!

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