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lovemuffin 07-11-2013 04:54 AM

HELP! Knitting a colour on baby Jumper
Hi there,

You are all so wonderful that I'd thought I'd ask for some advice.

I am knitting (well attempting!) a ribbed baby jumper with a collar. I am onto the last part (YAY!).

I have been instructed to:
Join the shoulder seams. With right side facing, rib across the sts from right front stitch holder, knit up 2 sts. Rib across sts from back neck on stitch holder, knit up 2 sts. rib across stitches from left front stitch holder.

I am a little confused about the "Knit up" (I have never done this before) but have watched a few videos. When I join the shoulder seam, should I leave two stitches so I can knit into them to make two new stitches?

I rather new at this and any feedback would be much appreciated :-)

Thanks so much

salmonmac 07-11-2013 06:20 AM

Congrats on getting almost to the end!
Join the shoulder seams across all the stitches. Don't leave any sts unworked here (although it's an interesting idea). The next part sounds like the beginning of the collar or neckband. Rib the sts from the right st holder, pick up 2sts over the shoulder seam (one before the seam line and one after it), rib the back sts, pick up 2sts over the left shoulder seam and rib the left front. I think the sts are picked up to prevent a gap at the seams on either side and maybe to help the stitch count for the ribbing. Is there a pattern link or name for the sweater so that we can take a look at it?

lovemuffin 07-11-2013 06:35 AM

Thank you so much for your response :-)

I am knitting Design 6 (Ribbed Jumper with collar) in Checkheaten 10 Simple Baby Knits in 8plys.
I am knitting the newborn size.

The ribbing effect is K2 P2 or vies-versa :-)

Oh that would make sense with the ribbing! But I guess I am a little confused as to how to pick up the stitches on the "corner"?

Thanks again for your help :-)

salmonmac 07-11-2013 07:06 AM

There'll be a little space at the seam line and you would stick you needle into the area before the seam and pull up a loop of the working yarn, then stick the needle in again just after the seam line and pull up a loop. Maybe it would help not to think of it as a corner but as part of a straight line from the right front across the back and left front? Here's another video on picking up sts (I know you've seen a couple already).

lovemuffin 07-11-2013 07:13 PM

Thank you so much salmonmac :hug:
Really appreciate you taking the time to help me.

I will be giving it a go tonight!

lovemuffin 07-14-2013 03:08 AM

Hi again,

I have been trying to do this all weekend and feel like I am destroying my project :-( The wool is getting all fluffy and stretched from where I have tried to do this over and over again. Where the seam is, I can't seem to decipher which two loops to pick it and if I am doing it correct or not.
Do you know where I can find pictures of how it should look on the needle once done?

Thanks heaps.

salmonmac 07-14-2013 05:17 AM

I don't think it really matters where you pick up these sts as long as you're close to the seam line and to the neck edge of the sweater. Really this technique is very forgiving. Here's an example on a straight edge. You may even be able to skip these instruction and just work with the neck sts from the fronts and back without the extra picked up sts.
You might also give this a try with knit swatch and some scrap yarn so that you don't wear out your good yarn. See if this video helps. It doesn't really show the pick up of sts over the seam but I couldn't find one that shows that part.

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