View Full Version : Need help with reverse shaping
11-05-2007, 01:51 PM
Hi I am making a cardigan. I finished shaping the back. I shaped the arm holes by "binding off four stitches at the begining of four rows, then three stitches at the following two rows and then two stitches at the begining of of the next two rows, then decreasing one stitch at each edge row every other row one time" Now I am working on the front and back. I know that on each one I only work on one edge. However I am unsure as to what to do. Do I do four stitches for four rows, or four stitches for only two rows? and then three/two for two rows or only one row?
11-05-2007, 02:06 PM
You follow the same instructions but you BO and dec at the beginning of the WS rows instead of the RS rows like you did.
11-05-2007, 04:37 PM
thanks for your reply. but do i bind off eight stitches or sixteen <like the back>
11-06-2007, 12:18 AM
Then maybe I don't understand your question. You said you finished the back and now you're on the front and back? What pattern is it, and what do the directions say?
11-06-2007, 01:08 AM
I finished the back. The instructions were: Work until piece measures 11" Shape armholes, bind off 4 stitches at the begining of the next four rows, 3 stitches at the begining of the following 2 rows. 2 stitches at the begining of the next 2 rows, then decrease 1 stitch at each edge every other row one time.
For the front it says to make to reverse shapings which I understand. It says shape armholes as for back at side edge only. What I dont know is does that mean bind off 4 stitches for four rows (16 stitches) or only for two rows (eight stitches), same with the the 3 do I do that for two rows or only one? etc.
11-06-2007, 02:23 AM
If the front is in two pieces, then you don't BO on every row, just on the rows that begin at the armhole edge. So you BO 4 sts for 2 rows (with a plain row in betwee), 3 sts on 1 row, then 2 sts on the next row that begins at the armhole.
Usually `reverse shaping` means to make the right front the opposite of the left front, not the reverse of the back.