Pattern Reading Is NOT an exact Science!


So here is my first sweater pattern from Lions Brand Yarn. They assure me in their description that it’s a good pattern for beginners and up until now it has been. And then came the cuffs…

I’m a visual person but for the life of me I can’t see how this one piece, shaped the way it is, will become a sweater! I’m trying to just go with it but I’m having doubts.

I’m at the place where I’m doing the cuffs and I’m starting to break into cold sweats. I THINK I cast on the 10 stitches like they want but I’m unsure. I put 10 stitches on the end and stitching garter across until it reached 3-4 inches. This is what it looks like.


Is that right?! It has to be! How else would you do it? The instructions for the cuffs are below. If anyone has input please share your wisdom!


4 thoughts on “Pattern Reading Is NOT an exact Science!

  1. I actually looked at this for a while because it didn’t make any sense to me either, but now I get it! What you did is right. ok…see the diagonal lines in the diagram? those will meet up to form the bottom edge of the sleeves…at the ends, where they come out a little farther and squared off, that’s where the cuffs are. If you fold the whole thing in half at the neck, you get tapered, triangle shaped sleeves that get narrower up to the wrist, then cuffs that stick straight out for a couple inches so you can fold them back. 🙂

      • 🙂 Glad I could help! It puzzled me too and I like figuring out puzzles…so I actually found the pattern on ravelry, looked at the “projects” listed for that pattern, and stared at all the pictures until it made sense…I also edited the pictures for you with the different sections labeled and color coded to better show what I meant – I was just trying to find your e-mail address so I could send them. I can still send them if you want, but won’t bother if you don’t need them. 🙂

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