Trouble following the pattern - Sweater for an American Doll

by Mary Jo

I am knitting an Archipelago by Debonair Designs Pattern. It is a sweater pattern for an American girl doll.

My confusion is in the instruction for shaping the neck on the front of the sweater. There are 26 stitches on the needle. It reads as follows:

Row 1: (K3 Purl 1) 3 times, Knit 1, turn
Row 2: Purl 2 together, Purl to end
Row 3: Knit to last two stitches, Knit 2 together, turn
Row 4: As row 2
Row 5: Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 3, Purl 1, Knit 2, Knit 2 together turn
Row 6: As row 2 =8 stitches
Row 7: Knit across all stitches
Row 8: Knit across all stitches
Cast off remaining stitches.

Then there are instructions for 8 more rows.

I am having trouble visualizing why this works and how to implement it.

Appreciate any insight you might have.

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Sep 24, 2015
Sweater for an American Girl Doll
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the diagram! I was very helpful.

Sep 24, 2015
A Diagram to help you with the visualisation
by: Deb (Knitting Naturally)

I used excel to create a diagram of the 8 rows of your pattern that you have included in your question (see below).

Row 0 is the row you completed before beginning these 8 rows. Row 1 and all odd numbered rows are pattern rows, all even numbered rows are wrong-side purl rows.

These eight rows form the left side of the neck to the shoulder.

I am assuming that the second 8 rows are instructions for finishing the other side of the neck.

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