View Full Version : HELP!! Berroco Yin & Yang Sanpoku pattern

11-11-2007, 06:47 PM
OK, I am in a beginner knitting class. We are making the Sanpoku sweater in the Yin & Yang knitting booklet. The sweater is really cool looking from the front. I don't like the back, however. It is short. It goes about half way down your back. My instructor said to just add 6" to the bottom of the sweater. Looking at the pattern, I don't think this is doable. I think that if I did this, then when I go to sew the sweater together that it will not match up with the front and the sleeves. I'm no engineer, but this is what I'm thinking. Can anyone help me out with this?? I really like the front of the pattern, but the back needs to be adjusted. What I do to the back I have to do to the front. Has anyone out there ever made this pattern, adjusted this pattern or have any knowledge about adjusting it.

Thanks so much in advance.

11-14-2007, 05:17 PM
I also have Q on yin&yang, but I'll adress your Q first. See page 3 where the pic shows the back with a "gash" through the piece? You are already sewing shorter fronts to a longer back. By making the piece longer, it will just be longer! You may want start with more stitches than recommended to adjust the angel of increase. How wide do you want it to be at the bottom? What will be the drape effect of your knitted yarn?

My Q is in regards to interpreting the pattern instructions. Throughhout the booklet, when shaping shoulders it states, "BO # sts at armhole once, the BO # sts once."

What does this mean to BO once? Aren't I BO total of # + # sts?

11-14-2007, 11:04 PM
Are there different numbers of sts in each BO row? Or different numbers for each size?

11-17-2007, 09:17 PM
Dannah, I chickened out on trying to adjust the pattern. I'm a fairly new knitter and this is a class I'm taking. The teacher is the one who suggested this alternation to make the back longer. I cut out (in paper) the pieces according to the sizes and taped them together. When I added the 6" to the back and front pieces, they do not join. So, I decided not to try that and just make the small size and give it to my daughter.

As for your question, I'm not sure. I'm sorry I'm dumb on the answer. I'm still learning about abbreviations and what they mean.

11-17-2007, 09:51 PM
BO means to bind off, sts is stitches.