I'm trying to make my first sweater but, this is just not making sense to me.
RIGHT SLEEVE: ch 23 (23, 25). Row 1 (Right Side): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 22 (22, 24) sts. Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), skip first hdc, working in back loops, hdc in each hdc across and in top of ch-2; turn. Shape sides by inc 1 st at each end of next row, then every 3rd row twice, then every other row 8 (8, 9) times – 44 (44, 48) sts. Work 4 rows even, end right side row – 29 (29, 31) rows worked from beg. Sleeve should measure about 17 (17, 17 1/2)".
I'm making the large and if you chain 25 and then take away 3 that doesn't make 24 sts. I'm on the 5 time for the "inc every other row" part but, I still only have 33 sts. That means that when I'm done I'll never have 48 sts right? This is the second time that I'm doing this sleeve and I really don't want to do it a third.