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antinoraba 09-12-2013 02:21 PM

Pattern Help
 
I am kniting a sweater for a Ken Doll. Here is where I am stumped.
Cast on 11 sts. with No. 4 needles and work in pattern for 24 rows, keeping the 3 center front sts. in garter st. for border. Put a marker at underarm edge to mark armhole. Cont. to work for 14 rows, and at the same time incr. 1 st. at center edge for collar every 4th row 4 times, working the incr. sts. in garter st. Work as high as back and bind off for shoulder at armhole edge 3 sts. 2 times. Rem. 4 sts. work in garter st. for 4 more rows. Bind off. Work the other Front to correspond.
The number of stitches seems way off. If you are to do 14 rows but inc. every 4th 4 times is 16. Also when all is said and done binding off 3sts 2 times is 6 sts leaving 9 not 4. I am not understanding something. I should say this piece is the left half of a cardigan.
Thanks for any help
Barb

RochesterKnitter 09-12-2013 02:30 PM

Is this a flat piece?

Do you need to do the inc on BOTH sides of the center sts?

Do you need to BO the armhole sts on BOTH sides/ends?

antinoraba 09-12-2013 02:42 PM

pattern help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RochesterKnitter (Post 1385773)
Is this a flat piece? yes

Do you need to do the inc on BOTH sides of the center sts? Only the armhole side.

Do you need to BO the armhole sts on BOTH sides/ends?

No, as this is only one side of the cardigan.
Thanks

RochesterKnitter 09-12-2013 04:35 PM

Yep, not adding up.

CO 11. Inc 4. BO 3. BO3. Leaves 9 (7 in garter, 2 in pattern) NOT 4.

Is it possible that when you place the marker for the underarm you are to work a short row there and leave 5sts as the underarm area and work the other 14 rows on only the other sts?

antinoraba 09-13-2013 08:05 AM

Pattern help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RochesterKnitter (Post 1385783)
Yep, not adding up.

CO 11. Inc 4. BO 3. BO3. Leaves 9 (7 in garter, 2 in pattern) NOT 4.

Is it possible that when you place the marker for the underarm you are to work a short row there and leave 5sts as the underarm area and work the other 14 rows on only the other sts?

I don't see anything to that effect in the pattern. I think since it is such a small piece I'll do a trial and error method. Thanks so much for your input.
Barb

salmonmac 09-13-2013 09:12 AM

Hi and welcome to KH!
Is this the pattern?
http://freevintageknitting.com/doll-...ar-coat/no-784
Binding off 3sts x 2 matches the back shoulder bind off. The error must be in the collar sts. Instead of 4 collar sts, you have 9. I'd try working the collar on those 9 and just see how it looks. It is quite a large collar and it does roll so maybe that uses the 9sts.

antinoraba 09-13-2013 03:58 PM

Pattern help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by salmonmac (Post 1385813)
Hi and welcome to KH!
Is this the pattern?
http://freevintageknitting.com/doll-...ar-coat/no-784
Binding off 3sts x 2 matches the back shoulder bind off. The error must be in the collar sts. Instead of 4 collar sts, you have 9. I'd try working the collar on those 9 and just see how it looks. It is quite a large collar and it does roll so maybe that uses the 9sts.

Yes, that is the pattern. Thanks for the advise. I will try using the 9 stitches and see how it looks.
Thanks again
Barb


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