- long-tail cast on
- the decrease, SSK, K1, K2tog (with markers surrounding the K1, so I do not have to move them)
- the increase, kfb, on the row when 9 sts are added on each side
- on the even/knit rows, purl the stitch between the markers to make this ridge on the "right side":
I am also using this spreadsheet to keep track of my stitch count on each row. I found other BSJ spreadsheets on Ravelry but I didn't see any that listed the counts if you are doing the SSK, K1, K2tog decrease so I made up my own. So far this sheet only goes through the first 2 stages of the jacket. I am finding it helpful to count stitches as I go, to prevent having to frog again!