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Confused with Incease in Pattern for Sleeve

This is my first attempt at making a cardigan after many, many years of afghans. I'm enjoying the results, but have run into a little snag in the instructions and I hope that someone might help me comprehend this.

Pattern says:

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, *skip next dc, FPdc around next dc, working in front of FPdc just made, FPdc aroudn skipped dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn --

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in next st, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, "BPdc around next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * to last 2 stat, hdc in last 2 sts, turn --

This is the basic pattern of the sweater. Pretty easy. I am working on the sleeve and have come upon my first increase. The increase is as follows:

Row 7: (Increase) Ch 2, hdc in next st, ch 3, skip next ch-2 space, *skip next dc, FPdc around next dc, working in front of FPdc just made, FPdc arouns skipped dc, ch 3, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn --

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in next st, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, *BPdc around next 2 sts, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, turn --

Basically, the increase is ch 3 instead of ch 2. And then the pattern says:

Rows 9-14: Repeat Row 3 and 4 three times.

And this is where I get confused. Am I actually supposed to repeat Rows 3 and 4 with the chain 2 space in between the FPdc and BPdc -- or am I to continue with the chain 3 space that I did in the incease row? To me, it doesn't make sense to repeat Rows 3 and 4 after an increase. It seems like it would defeat the purpose of an increase (and there are a total of 3 increases in the sleeve -- each one adding a chain). I'm thinking that Rows 9-14 should be a repeat of Rows 7 and 8, and so on.

Am I thinking wrong?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 
KT wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Sweater Pattern

Did you try it out your way and have it work? I'm sorry that I don't have any suggestions for you but thought your post deserved a better reply than one from a spammer.

If you've been sitting on it, I was thinking that if this was like a knit pattern, I see Rows 3 & 4 as establishing the stitch pattern and it would be pretty standard to have the established stitch pattern worked for a few rows in between increase rows. If you did what you were thinking of doing, I would say you would have all your increases bunched in one spot. For a sleeve, one would usually want to space out the increases so in between you would have rows without any shaping. This will mean adjusting how you work your stitch pattern to take into consideration the added stitches.

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