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Old 11-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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I am working on a sleeve for a baby sweater that is being knitted in one piece from the neckline down. The sleeve started with 29 stitches on the needle and through a series of increases on each side of the needle to make the sleeve long enough, I now have 83 stitches on my needle. The next line in my pattern reads: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1: 25(27,29) sts.

What does the part after the colon mean?

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Old 11-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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I think that is just the number of stitches you'll have at the end of the row.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Jan, thank you for your reply, but I am not sure that is correct. If I have 83 stitches on my needle and my directions read: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1: 25(27,29) sts.

If I K1, I will have 1 stitch on my needle.
If I SSK, I will now have just 2 stitches on my needle.
Knitting to the last 3 means that I will need to knit 77 stitches and I will have a total of 79 stitches on my needle.
If I k2tog, I will now have 80 stitches on my needle.
Then I am supposed to k1 and I would end with 81 on the needle.

To me, it sounds like I started with 83 and ended with 81.

I'm just not sure what the part after the colon means?....what sort of direction is it giving me?

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Old 11-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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How many stitches make up the actual sleeve? Maybe it means just the sleeve stitches. I agree with Jan that it appears to be the number of stitches left on the needle. I may be misunderstanding how the sweater sleeve works. Can you link to your pattern? Or, what's it called and where did you get it?
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Here is the link to the pattern: https://www.plymouthyarn.com/sites/d...ter%20F207.pdf

At the bottom of the first page, the section titled, "Divide for Sleeves and Body" is where I am. I am doing the third size, so I currently have 25 stitches from the left front sitting on a needle holder. I put 29 stitches on a needle (left sleeve) and began doing the instructions with the series of increases until the sleeve was 4 1/2 inches long. At this point, there are now 83 stitches on my needle. I have completed the instructions at the top of page 2 for rows 1-4 and there are still 83 stitches on my needle. Row 5 contains the instructions that are confusing me.

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Old 11-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #6
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Row 5: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1: 25 (27, 29) sts.
Is that where you are? Before that you're instructed to work on the sleeve stitches only and in that case the number would be how many stitches you should now have on the needle.

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on these left sleeve sts only until length from point if division is 3 (4, 4), ending with a WS
row.
I don't see where it would change from being only the sleeve stitches that are being worked.
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