Trouble with instructions for sleeve decreases

by Joyce
(CT)

Hi

The pattern is in the Noro sweet winter pattern book and is the cream crisp pattern. I cannot figure out the instructions for the sleeves.

The instructions are written for UK knitters and I am American.

This is the part I don't understand:

Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 9(10:11)foll alt rows. 15(15:15) sts.

I can't figure out the instructions for the foll alt rows. I have knit the sleeve 2 times and had to rip it out because it does not fit in the armhole.

It looks like a raglan sleeve and not a regular sleeve that you set into the armhole. I cannot find any pattern errata for this pattern and so it must be something I am doing wrong.

Does that direction mean dec 1 st at each end of next row and every other row 10 times? This is what I have been doing and I end up with a raglan sleeve that does not fit....I am stuck!!!

Joyce

YOUR ANSWER


Hi Joyce. I am afraid I read the pattern the same way you have, so if it does not fit into the armhole, there is probably an issue with the pattern.

This excerpt for the pattern:

Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 9(10:11)foll alt rows. 15(15:15) sts.

Could be re-written as:
Row 1: Dec 1 st at each end of next row
Row 2: Knit as set in pattern without further decreases.
Row 3: Dec 1 st at each end of next row

Repeat the last 2 two rows 9 (10, 11) times.

So your sleeve will look a bit like a raglan sleeve. But as you have 15 stitches remaining, it will look like a raglan sleeve with the top lopped off.

Maybe someone who has knitted this pattern before can assist, so I will put your question onto the open question page.

You never know your luck, one of the other visitors to the site might be able to be more helpful than I have!

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Thanks for trying.
by: Joyce

I hope someone out there has knit this pattern and can offer a solution to this problem! I checked with the place where I bought the pattern too and they couldn't figure it out either. I am an advanced knitter and am totally frustrated!!! the sleeve does not look like the schematic in the book after it is completed when I knit the pattern with those directions.

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