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knitfan
05-12-2009, 03:49 PM
I am working from the book "Easy Baby Knits" by Claire Montgomerie. I am doing the matinee jacket P.90. I have finished the back and am working on the sides now but realize that the finished length listed, of the front and back sides, is not consistent with the back length. Also, it seems really weird to me that in one place it says to knit the left and front sides to 8 1/2" but then after that during the neck shaping it says to knit to a length of 8". How do you get 8" after knitting to 8 1/2"??

Ingrid
05-12-2009, 05:35 PM
Could it be that you're supposed to start the neck shaping at 8 inches? Neck shaping starts before shoulder shaping.



How long is the back?

ETA--Often, a pattern will say to knit to 8 1/2 inches, but at the same time start the neck shaping at 8 inches.

knitfan
05-12-2009, 09:06 PM
I kind of understand what you are saying, but yet I don't. The back measures
9 1/2".

imrachel
05-12-2009, 09:12 PM
You can contact her directly at montywally@yahoo.co.uk

knitfan
05-12-2009, 09:17 PM
It says in the pattern to do the two rows that form the upper part of the sweater until left front is 8 1/2". Then it continues on with neck shaping. After decreasing to the last 13 st, it says to work in pattern on these sts until left front measures 8", ending with a WS row and then bind off. HUH??? How can it go from 8 1/2" in length to 8" in length at the end?
The measurements for the right side say the same except it goes from 8 1/4" in length to 8" in length after neck shaping. That does not make sense to me at all.

knitfan
05-12-2009, 09:19 PM
oh is that the author of the pattern? I tried to find that but couldn't. Thank you for the info.

imrachel
05-12-2009, 10:42 PM
That's the address on Claire Montgomerie's website.

knitfan
05-13-2009, 10:00 AM
Rachel, thank you so much for the website address. I contacted her and I was right; there were actually five mistakes in measurements throughtout the pattern. I got the corrections and now things are looking much better.