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dodgerblu023
04-26-2009, 09:25 PM
I am knitting a dog sweater. It's supposed to be an Easy pattern, and so far, it has been. Now I'm at the Leg Openings. It says K5, bind off next 6, K46 including st on needle after bind off, bind off next 6, knit to end of row. I have finished that part. NOW, it says:
Beg with a purl row, work 1 1/2" in stocking sts FROM BOUND OFF STS, ending with RS facing for next row. What does that mean?? Does it mean to purl only the part in the middle using different needles? Or does it mean to purl clear across and what about the bound off stitches?
It also says "all leg sections are worked at the same time using a separate ball of yarn for each section." Does that mean I need another set of needles too?
Could you tell me in very simple English how to work this part of the sweater?

Ingrid
04-26-2009, 09:44 PM
I believe you're supposed to work each section separately now for 1 1/2 inches.

When you do the legs, you'll do them one at a time, so you shouldn't need separate needles.

dodgerblu023
04-26-2009, 10:15 PM
I believe you're supposed to work each section separately now for 1 1/2 inches.

When you do the legs, you'll do them one at a time, so you shouldn't need separate needles.
I still don't understand. There are bound off stitches and then there's the middle part and then more bound off stitches. If I just start purling across the whole thing, I'll be closing up the leg area.

Ingrid
04-26-2009, 11:33 PM
The way I read it is that you have

kkkkk bbbbb kkkk---47---kkkkk bbbbbb kkkkk

I'm sure you have to knit the center 47 for 1 1/2 inches. And maybe the two 5-stitch sections as well. It depends on what comes next.

Is there a link to the pattern or a picture of the finished sweater?

TooCircular
04-27-2009, 05:21 AM
I think I can help here as I just completed a dog sweater a few months ago and the pattern sounds familiar. For your next row, work across 5 stitches, ignore the bound off section, drop this yarn now and using seperate yarn, work the middle section, then ignore the bind off part, attach new yarn and work across 5 stitches (I'm assuming there are 5 on each side), using the same needles for all three sections. On the next row, work across five stitches, then with second yarn work across middle section, then with third yarn work 5 stitches, same needles. Keep going until it measure 1 1/2 inches from bound off row ending with right side facing for the next row. Next should be the closing row. No more yarn changes with this, just work 5 stitches, add on ___? stitches (whatever your pattern says), don't change yarns, use the same yarn for the middle section and work the middle section, then add on ? stitches, then work 5 using the same yarn you used when you started this row.

Hope this helps,
Jan

Woodi
04-28-2009, 10:01 AM
I hope Jan's suggestions work for you. Sounds good to me.

Perhaps if you try to draw freehand, the finished garment, before it's on the dog? I always need a picture.