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MaleKnitter 06-08-2007 11:41 PM

Question on Shaping the Neck of a sweater
 
I am very confused, I cant find this anywhere on google or on knittinghelp or even the many "learn to knit" books that i have. I want to make a pullover for my stepmother, but i do not know how to shape the neck when the pattern says "knit 21 stitches, drop yarn, slip next 13 stitches onto stitch holder, JOIN NEW YARN, knit 21 stitches"
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WHERE exactly do I join the new yarn? I know that i could just knit the yarn without joining it, and then and weaving the end in (and if i dont get any answers then i will do just that)
Is there a good place to join the yarn though? do i tie a knot on a stitch somewhere or something? Im a little confused. How do other people join the new yarn when you shape the neck?

suzeeq 06-08-2007 11:52 PM

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WHERE exactly do I join the new yarn? I know that i could just knit the yarn without joining it, and then and weaving the end in (and if i dont get any answers then i will do just that)
That's exactly what you're supposed to do. Knit the first set of stitches, place the next set on a holder. Then take a new yarn end and begin knitting with it, leaving about 6" of tail. It won't pull out, though it may be a little loose for a coupla rows. After you're done with the whole sweater (sounds like you'll be picking up sts for a neckband) you can weave in the tail and cut it; you don't need to weave it for 6".

sue

JGM 06-08-2007 11:54 PM

I think the "join" the refer to is just like you said, just start knitting at the part after the stitches on hold, then weave in the end later. I wouldn't put a knot in it, if the stitch is loose, just go with it for now and you can tighten it up by pulling on the tail. Just make sure to leave a long enough tail so your knitting doesn't come unraveled.


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