I'm STILL working on the asymmetrical coat from Elann.
Here's my newest problem. The regular seed stitch pattern that I use throughout the piece is this:
Row 1 (RS): K1f&b of each st (thus doubling the # of sts)
Row 2: K2tog, *p2tog, k2tog*, rep from * to * to end (original # of sts restored).
Row 3: As Row 1
Row 4: P2tog, *k2tog, p2tog*, rep from * to * to end.
Rep these 4 rows.
Now, on the right front, I am supposed to decrease 1 st at end of every RS row by: Work in patt to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. After 14", start lapel shaping on RS row: K1, k1f&b, pm. On every RS row, rep increase in st before marker.
The problem is that, when working in the seed stitch pattern, I'm already doing the k1f&b to all the RS row stitches, so it's not actually increasing for the lapel shaping...it's just working regularly in the pattern. I wrote Elann about this problem and their solution was to simply work the lapel shaping as separate from the regular seed stitch, which still doesn't make sense to me. (FYI, the lapel is also worked in the seed stitch.) Am I misunderstanding the directions? I have already written Elann 3 times, so I thought I'd try another avenue to figuring this out.