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 :-)
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?
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). http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...set-in-sleeves
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?