Finnish Sweater: Päivätär
This may clarify the starting charts
With A and larger circular ndls. CO 208 sts provisionally as follows (http://youtu.be/wlZ6D7SbpwY): CO 6 steek sts, pm, CO 52, pm, CO 104, pm, CO 52, pm, CO 6 steek sts, place unique marker for Start of Round. (208 sweater sts, 220 incl steek, size L)
Rnd 1: With A, knit 6 for steek, sl marker, k 52, pm for right side, k 104, pm for left side, knit 52, sl marker, knit 6 for steek, end of round.
Rnds 2-3: knit, slipping all markers . The First three rounds are all knit in a solid color (A). Round 4 begins the color work. Continue following Chart A.
Begin shaping decreases: on round 18 waist-shaping decreases begin (indicated on chart).
Decreases: Dec 1 st before and after each side marker, every 2nd rnd 1x. Dec 1 st before and after each side marker, every 4th rnd 7x.
Increases: Begin shaping increases: starting on round 48 inc 1 st before and after each side marker, every 4th rnd 8x. (208 body sts + 12 steek sts).
Complete Chart A, continue to Charts B, C, D (Right front, Back, Left front). These charts include the upper body patterning and contains indications for the armhole steeks and neck shaping.
Add Armhole Steek Sts
On round 33 (100 if you use KnitCompanion) Work to first side marker (chart B), sl marker, cast on 7 steek sts, place another marker, work to next side marker (chart D), cast on 7 steek sts, place another marker.
Knit to end of rnd.