Trying to decipher knitting instructions

by Andrea
(Kansas)

I am working with a pattern (Without a Paddle Knit Sweater, Yarnspirations)
The sweater is worked from the bottom up. Sleeves are knit separate and incorporated into the sweater at the beginning of the yoke.

I am confused about what to do with the markers , so the best I can do is copy the instructions here for you so that you can have a clear picture of what I am talking about:
YOKE
*k44 of sleeve. PLACE MARKER AFTER LAST ST.
K67 of body. PLACE MARKER AFTER LAST ST. REP FROM * once more. (222 st)
K44. (This has to be the sleeve again) MARK LAST ST AS END OF RND.

Here is where I'm getting confused:
NEXT RND: PLACE MARKER AFTER LAST ST. K1 K2TOG.
*kNIT TO 3 STS BEFORE MARKER. SSK K2. K2TOG. REP FROM *
twice more. Knit to last 3 sts. SSK. K1

So, am I to LEAVE THE MARKERS IN PLACE, AND NOT MOVE THEM, EVEN THOUGH IT IS HAVING ME DECREASE IN EACH SECTION (2 SLEEVES 2 BODY SECTIONS), OR, AM I TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE "PLACE MARKER AFTER LAST ST" MEANS THAT I MOVE THE MARKER ALONG AFTER THE K2TOG EACH TIME?

I HAVE TORN THIS OUT TWICE AND I AM FRUSTRATED BEYOND BELIEF, BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF STITCHES WITHIN EACH SLEEVE IS DIFFERENT, AND, THE AMOUNT OF STITCHES IN EACH BODY SECTION ARE DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER! PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!

RESPECTFULLY,
ANDREA KENNEDY

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Aug 21, 2021
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yoke sweater sleeve decrease
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Andrea,

I know it sounds confusing.Each marker should stay in the same place. They will be sitting between the k2 sts,

Just remember the 1st decrease at the beginning of the row will be ssk, k1, marker, k1, k2tog. This is the sleeve and the body section
The second set will be ssk, k1, Marker, k1, k2tog. This is the body and the sleeve section.
The third set will be ssk, k1, marker, k1, k2tog. This is the sleeve and the body section.
The last section will be k2tog, k1, marker, k1, k2tog.

the instruction is not too clear and it is not separate each section. They just merge them together by using k2, instead of k1, marker, and k1 to .

I hope this helps.
Thanks for the question and visit. have fun knitting!

Ratcha

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