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02-28-2009, 08:58 AM
can you help me to understand these instructures - bind of 5 stitches at the beginning of the next four rows AT THE SAME TIME bind off center 26 sts, then dec 1 st from each neck edge once

i have 48 sts on my needle - and am working the back of the sweater

im not sure how to or when to do
the 26 center bind offs

02-28-2009, 10:03 AM
Before you BO at the beg of the rows, mark out the center of the 48, which would be 24 and 24. Then BO 5, work 5 sts, dec 1 st. With a new strand of yarn, BO 26 (you have to knit 2 to get the first bound off stitch), dec 1 st and knit to the end of the row. BO 5, work 5, drop the yarn, pick up the old strand and work across 5 sts. BO 5 sts, no more left on that shoulder, pick up the the other strand of yarn, work across 5 sts, turn and BO 5. Then you're done.