Argh! Need more help!

davidjames181's picture

First off thanks to everyone who helped me understand this pattern.
I was really happy with the progress I was making until last night when I got to a point in the pattern that I'm not 100% sure about...

So here it is, hopefully someone can tell me if I've understood this properly.

Right sleeve: CO 39 (39, 43, 43, 45) sts. Purl 1 WS row, placing markers (pm) to mark center 13 sts. Work 8 rows in linen st (see Stitch Guide), ending with a WS row. Set-up row: (RS) Knit to m, sl m, p1, work 11 sts in linen st, p1, sl m, knit to end. Work in patt for 3 (3, 3, 5, 5) more rows, ending with a WS row. Inc row: (RS) K1, M1 (see Glossary), work to last st, M1, k1—2 sts inc’d. Cont in patt, rep Inc row every 4 (4, 4, 8, 8)th row 9 (9, 11, 2, 2) times, then every 6 (6, 8, 4, 4)th row 3 (3, 1, 10, 10) time(s), ending with a WS row—65 (65, 69, 69, 71) sts. Work 2 rows even. Piece should measure about 17½ (17½, 17¼, 18½, 18½)" from CO.

So if understand this correctly, my pattern becomes a 4-row pattern, doing an increase row every 4th row 9 times, so 36 rows in total before moving on. Right?

Thanks everyone for your help with this, its my first sweater and I'm trying really hard not to screw it up.

David

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davidjames181's picture

Yeah, but know I'm a little

Yeah, but know I'm a little discouraged... I'm about half way through the sleeve and there is just no way this thing is going to measure 17 1/2 inches. I've got 33 rows left to go and I only have 6 3/4" so far...
Am I doing something wrong, the gauge on the pattern (attached on my previous post) say 26 rows for a 4" gauge.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Are you knitting it larger

Are you knitting it larger than the smallest size? If so you'll probably need to highlight the correct spacing for the increases. I usually photocopy the pattern to do this so as not to mark up the original. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

davidjames181's picture

No, I"m using the same

No, I"m using the same needles and weight of wool. I even did a swatch to test and make sure...
I'm so frustrated!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Sorry...I didn't make myself

Sorry...I didn't make myself very clear. Are you knitting with the number of stitches for the smallest size or one of the larger sizes? That would throw off your measurements if you accidentally worked on the smaller numbers for the sleeve instead of the appropriate ones. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

davidjames181's picture

no I was working on the

no I was working on the smallest size... but I found out from various other posts online that the sleeves are meant to be elbow length.

rmbm612's picture

You are correct. See how

You are correct. See how smart you are?

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Sounds as if you got it

Sounds as if you got it right. After the ninth increase, you will change to increase every sixth row 3 times. Looking forward to seeing the finished sweater. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.