Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shape shoulder.... help
Hi Everyone,
This is my first attempt at knitting a sweater. I am up to shaping the shoulder and am confused as to where exactly I am shaping.

Pattern is for a toddler sweater. Pattern is as follows:

Divide for Back Opening
1st Row - K26, turn.
Cont on these 26 sts.
2nd Row - K2, purl to end.
Keeping garter st boarder correct, cont until work measures 40cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

I am ok up to here......

Shape Shoulder
Cast off 5 sts at beg of next row and foll alt row, then 5 sts at beg of foll alt row.
Work 1 row.
Leave rem 11 sts on a stitch holder.

So does that mean that I cast off 5 purlwise (from center of back, at the divide) and purl to end (to armhole side) then knit back to center and cast off another 5 purlwise an purl to end (armhole) then cast off 5 knitwise (from armhole side), knit to center and purl to end (center) ????

I hope I have explained this ok as I am confused :/

Can someone please help to explain this to me step by step please???

knittwo is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-11-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Cast off only at the shoulder edge, not at the neck edge. It says 'at beg of next row and foll alt row'. The 'foll alt row' means 'every other row'.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
shape shoulder nancymae How-to Questions 1 05-18-2011 09:57 PM
how do you shoulder shape in moss stitch? catpatter How-to Questions 4 01-19-2010 09:59 AM
How to shape the toe??? jvjerde How-to Questions 1 01-03-2009 05:13 PM
Shape shoulder help Helena49 How-to Questions 2 04-02-2008 09:38 PM
I want to knit an odd shape?? lucky How-to Questions 7 05-10-2006 02:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.