Crocheting first Cardigan

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AmyFaith wrote
on May 7, 2014 8:02 PM

I am crocheting my first cardigan pattern...I am very good at reading patterns for most things but have never done clothes so am a little confused....the pattern is called Chantal by Drops Design which is found in is the beginning of the body.....after I chain the amount I am supposed to....

Insert 19-20-21-23-24-26 markers in the piece as follows: Insert 1st marker after 8th dc, then insert 18-19-20-22-23-25 markers 4 dc apart, 8 dc remain after last marker.
Work back and forth with dc while AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 dc at all markers as follows: On every other row 5-6-6-5-5-6 times and then on every 4th row 2-2-2-3-3-3 times – READ INCREASE TIP = 221-252-264-288-300-350 dc.
Work 1 row while at the same time inc 14-7-7-7-19-5 dc evenly (do not inc over the first and last 6 dc = band) = 235-259-271-295-319-355 dc.


I am confused as to the markers and I am confused about what exactly the bolded part there a site that teaches you to read this type of pattern?

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Char55 wrote
on May 8, 2014 9:38 AM

Since this is a cardigan, it most likely can be made in several sizes. The number of markers used depends upon which size cardigan you are making. If you are making the Smallest size, 19 markers are used. If you are making the Largest size 26 markers are used. The numbers at the end of the row are the number of stitches you should have in that row depending on the size you are making.  All of the bolded numbers refer to the number of markers, increase stitches, or stitches in the row according to the size you are making.

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