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Cherinec5
01-21-2007, 12:36 AM
I'm making this sweater for my husband:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTleo.html

I just got done making the back and was confused about the shoulder and neck shaping.

Shape shoulders and back neck
Right shoulder:
Row 1 [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 8] sts, work to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.
Rows 2 and 4 [WS]: P3, p2tog, work to end.
Row 3 [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 9] sts, work to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.
Row 5 [RS]: BO 7[7, 8, 9, 9] sts, work to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.
Row 6 [WS]: Work even in patt as set.
Row 7: BO rem 7[8, 8, 9, 9] sts in patt.

Reattach yarn and work left shoulder to match right shoulder, reversing all shaping, using k2tog tbl and p2tog tbl decreases in place of k2tog and p2tog

This is my first time making a sweater and i am confused. all the shaping is on the outer edge, not on the neck edge. is that how it's supposed to be? someone please help. it just looks wrong i think lol. I will try to post a pic tomorrow.

suzeeq
01-21-2007, 12:57 AM
That's right; you're binding off the shoulders gradually and the last BO -

Row 7: BO rem 7[8, 8, 9, 9] sts in patt.

- is for the back of the neck. Shoulders slope and the neck is a little higher than the outer part of the shoulder.

sue

ETA: I just read it closer... on Rows 1, 3 and 5, you BO at the beginning for the shoulders and dec at the end of the row for the neck. Rows 2 and 4 also dec at the beginning of the row which is the neck edge. Then one row straight and BO the remaining sts which are the back of the neck.