I’m joining Ginny for her Yarn Along today.
I’m frustrated. I’ve been stuck on the sleeves for Sweetpea’s dress all week. Knitting, unraveling, and making no progress. The pattern doesn’t make any sense to me. Maybe someone can help me make sense of these instructions:
I’ve completed the ruffle, knitted the 4 rounds and completed the K1, m1, knit to last st, m1, k1. Now do I continue the K1, m1[…] until the sleeve measures 1.75 inches or do I just knit in rounds?
And then the sleeve cap makes no sense me because the stitches don’t add up. Only 22 stitches are decreased or bound off. What happens to the rest? Any ideas or suggestions?
[Update 02/03/2011 2:20pm] I contacted the designer and there is an errata in the pattern. The pattern should read. […] Continue in stockinette until sleeve measures 1(1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75) inches from join with ruffles. BO 2(2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) sts at the beginning of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end every RS row 7(8, 9, 11, 13, 13, 15) times, then every row 4 (4, 4, 2, 0, 2, 0) times. BO 7 rem sts. I followed the new directions and successfully completed the first arm!
When I’m not unraveling the sleeves of this dress I’m reading The Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories.