I am crocheting a cardigan and at the part of the body edging here is what it says:
Foundation Round: with right side facing, join yarn in first st after a side seam; ch 1, loosely sc in each st and seam around body dec (inc, inc) 1 (1, 3) sc; join in first sc - 215 (245, 275) sc.
What is in bold is the part I do not understand. Is there anyone that can clear this up for me.
Apparently there are 3 sizes to this cardigan. The smallest size is first with the two other sizes in parentheses. So if you are making the smallest size the direction would be to dec 1 sc. If you are making the medium size you would need to increase (inc) 1 sc. If you are making the largest size you would need to inc 3 sc. I'm not sure where the decrease or increases are supposed to go.
After you join in the first sc you should have the following amount of stitches 215 sc for the smallest size, 245 sc for the medium, and 275 sc for the largest.
Hope this helps.
That is very well explained. It helps a lot. Thank you very much.
That usually indicates a correction they made in the original printing of the pattern. Depending on which size you are doing you will either...
decrease 1 st (increase 1 st, increase 3 sts).
I would do these changes in the middle of the row.