Whuffle (whuffle) wrote in knitting,

Elann Crest of the Wave Tank: Help Stuck!

Okay, I've tried to do the shoulders for this tank pattern 4 times now in 4 different ways and its still not coming out right. Help me LJ Knitters!!!

Here's the problem:

You cast on "14 stitches and do 4 rows of stockinette." Then you have to do the lace pattern and the increases at the same time for 28 rows. You are supposed to do the increases every other row. Fine, I can understand that.

According to the pattern, you "increase 1 stitch (k-f&b) into the second stitch in from the edge on each side of the neckline". Since you are using 2 balls to knit the 2 shoulders of the pattern simultaneously, does this mean that you do an increase on either side of each shoulder you are working on? Or does it mean that you do one increase on each shoulder? I've tried doing it both ways and its still coming out wrong.

Part of the reason that it seems to be coming out wrong has to do with the lace pattern. The pattern works as follows:
Rows 1-4: k
Rows 5, 7, 9, 11: k1, *(k2tog)x2, (yo, k1)x3, yo, (k2tog-tbl)x2, k3, rep from * to end of row.
Rows 6, 8, 10, 12: Purl"

So if I combine this with the increase should it be the following?

Rows 1-4: k increase by doing a kf&b on the second stitch and second-to-last stitch of every other row.
Rows 5, 7, 9, 11: k1, *k2tog-f&b, k2tog, (yo, k) x3, yo, (k2tog-tbl) x2, k3 repeat from * to end of row.
Rows 6, 8, 10, 12: Purl

The other problem I have is that if I cast on 14 stitches, when I do my first row of lace pattern, I am one stitch short of completing the full cycle of the pattern (which is 15 stitches.) Should that be happening?

Advice anyone?
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