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Old 04-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Marie743 View Post
The pattern states to join after cast on. If I do some rounds before I join, how many of the rounds would I do first before joining? Even with this method, the cast on row is still only 14 inches, and then the ribbing is done on top of that so the neck winds up even smaller yet. If I do some rounds before I join, what happens to the part above the joining since it is not joined? I would love to knit her sweaters if I can figure this out.
Are you using the book "The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-down Sweaters," by Ann Budd? According to my book, 72 st would be cast on for size 46" at a gauge of 6 st. per inch. It specifically says, Do not join," and then gives the number of sts to cast on in a particular pattern for each size. I posted a sweater that I just finished, that I called "Not Arlene," a few weeks ago.

I love Ann Budd's books because of her charts. They are so easy to customize.
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