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Old 11-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Question about knitting two piece front for cardi
Hi!

I'm new here and new to knitting. I'm working on my first ever cardigan, and I have a few questions.

By the way, this is the Zip Front Cardigan (with flared sleeves) on Paton's site (only I adjusted the pattern so that mine doesn't have flared sleeves since I'm not a flared-sleeves type person). Happily THAT part of the project is going very well.

However, I have some questions about the two front pieces. The left front pattern says to work the ribbing and stockinette stitch for appropriate length and end with RS facing for next row.

Then, the right front pattern says to follow the same directions as for the left and for the same length but end with WS facing for next row.

So if I'm following the exact same pattern for both sides, won't I need to add an extra row to the right side to make it end with the WS? If I do that, won't that make the right side longer than the left side? How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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So if I'm following the exact same pattern for both sides, won't I need to add an extra row to the right side to make it end with the WS? If I do that, won't that make the right side longer than the left side? How do I fix this?
One side will either be one row longer or shorter than the other. That is the way all sweaters are done and it is not a mistake and there is nothing you need to do to "fix" it. Trust me it will never be noticeable in the finished sweater.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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Great! Thank you, Merigold, for your quick reply.

I suspected that might be the answer to my question, but I wanted to make sure. Being a long-time crocheter, I know that having an extra row of crochet can definitely make a difference.

Good to know that's not the case in knitting!
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #4
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It may look 'off' when you knit it but actually the distance from the underarm to the shoulder shaping is probably the same number of rows since on the first shoulder you BO a row 'before' you do on the second shoulder, same as at the underarm. Anyway we're talking a row here which is about what - 1/6 or 1/7 of an inch. Not noticeable at all. It would be in crochet because the rows are taller.
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