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Old 08-04-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
jenwith4kids
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sleeves - flat or in the round
How hard is it to convert a pattern for knitting sleeves flat to do it in the round on circs?

I have been working on this sweater FOREVER!! It's with sock yarn and size 2 needles; I'm knitting a cardigan in 9 mo size. I've finished the back and both front pieces. The second front was the hardest as it took me awhile to figure out how to reverse the pattern correctly.

Anywho, it's time for sleeves. I'm thinking I can knit both at once except that I can seem to picture how that would work and I'm almost through my first skein so I couldn't start and end with two skeins simultaneously. Then I thought maybe I could do it in the round, but I have no idea how to convert the patter.

All that said, I can't really picture how to do the pattern as it's written sine I have never increased yet either!! What the heck does it mean to increase one stitch at the each end of row 3 (I think that means you are adding 2 stitches) and every following 4th row 6 times. ?? Does that translate to: add a stitch at the beginning and end of row 3 AND row 4 and after that only on rows 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 and 28?

Then it says to INC every 6th row 4 times (I assume that means add only one stitch, NOT at the beginning and the end). Next it says simply this: "66 sts. Work even until sleeve meaures 6.5 inches" I think that means that I should have a total of 66 stitches to work until the given length. If that's true, when I do the math (in my beginner head) I'm two stitches short.....

Back to my initial question - will it be easier in the round?

If it helps, the pattern is Black Purl, Sock it to me Baby..K5 (http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/...ducts_id=8184)

I think the baby will be born before the sweater is done!!

thank you!!
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