This is a tutorial for the Carmen pattern, a cropped hooded cardigan/ bolero that is worked in ONE piece from the crown (offered in 8 sizes), by Anne Kuo Lukito.
What do you mean by one-piece construction?
The pattern starts at the crown of the hood. Increases and shaping are worked keeping with the textured pattern stitch in a raglan sleeve construction. After the main garment is worked, stitches are picked up for the edging.
I don’t understand how you end up with double the amount of stitches called for in the cast on?
When instructions say to cast on a certain number of stitches provisionally, you have those stitches on your main needle, plus the same amount provisionally. Thus, if you cast on 10 stitches provisionally, you’ll have 10 stitches on your needle and 10 “live” provisional stitches on your waste yarn. Thus, all together, you get 20 stitches. In starting the crown of Carmen, you’ll be working both the main stitches and the provisional stitches at the same time in the round.
If you have additional questions about the pattern, please feel free to post.