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Old 08-19-2012, 06:15 AM   #11
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Thank you so much, that has helped me a lot!

Lol I have been at this tank top day and some of the night! I'm very slow at knitting!
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:19 AM   #12
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As long as you're enjoying knitting, slow is just fine. I'm a slow knitter myself.
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Speed comes with practice, but I'm often slower than some people or in some situations. It doesn't matter. It's not a race. If something has a time frame you just start earlier.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #14
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Thank you everyone! It is so encouraging to read those words. I am very slow and I hope I get faster, I looked online on youtube video but only ended up with the yarn twisted around my fingers

I am actually stuck on my pattern. If anyone could advise me as to what to do, it would be so brilliant!

I have on shaping the shoulder (only the right side) The other side has a stitch holder which I think I will be working on soon.

It says:

Cast of rem 6 sts in patt. (this is what I am currently working on)
With rs facing, working on rem 20 sts, slip 1 st onto a safety pin, rejoin yarn to rem 19 sts and knit to end.

What is right-side and how do I know this? When I slip 1 onto a safety pin, is this the first one next to the neck or the one nearest to the shoulders?

Thank you in advance
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:58 PM   #15
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The right side is the outside of the sweater, the side that everyone sees.

The stitch you put on the needle is the center stitch, so near the neck.
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Can I please have some more help?

I feel very guilty as all I am ever doing is asking about such and such...

I am stuck on the neckband.

It says:

Join right shoulder seam. With rs facing, using 3 1/4mm needles pick up and knit 32 sts evenly along left side of neck, knit st left on a safety pin at centre of V, pick up and knit 32 sts evenly along right side of neck and 20 sts from 17 cast off sts at back of neck. 85 sts.

So I understand the rs facing but what do they mean by pick up and then to knit 32 sts? Do I pick up the last stitch on the seam? Also it says left side of the neck... does this mean that when I pick up the stitch I have to turn it around which then means I am knitting on the left of the neck.

So sorry about this, it just all seems so confusing to me. Perhaps I have picked something too tricky? It did say easy knit on the paper though lol
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Don't feel guilty. The site is called Knitting Help!

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...-knit-stitches

Here is a video of picking up stitches.

The left side of the neck is the left side as you would wear it. Just have the rs facing you and start picking up stitches at the right-hand edge.
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Yes, we're here to help people and if you don't understand something, you need it explained.

To pick up and knit sounds like it should be 2 steps and at one time it was done that way. But it's much easier and faster if you do it in one step. The left neck is as you wear the sweater, not as you look at it. Hold the edge and pretend it's your left needle. Insert the right needle into a stitch on the edge (pick up) then wrap the yarn around it and draw through (knit). Continue around the neckline then turn and do the next row.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:04 PM   #20
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Don't feel guilty. The site is called Knitting Help!

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...-knit-stitches

Here is a video of picking up stitches.

The left side of the neck is the left side as you would wear it. Just have the rs facing you and start picking up stitches at the right-hand edge.
That video is so helpful! Thank you very much! The good thing about this is that if I make a mistake... I won't have to start again lol

Thank you very much! Picking up stitches is not as hard as I thought!
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