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Old 01-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #11
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Just an update on the progress of my jumper..Im thinking about frogging and trying something different.

Edit: I've put this project aside for now, have decided not to frog yet but am working on a simpler pattern to get a better idea of how a jumper should all come together.

I did as you both suggested and slipped the main front stitches from the left needle to right, skipped the bold bit and carried on knitting. Then I realised I must have done something wrong because about 8 rows in I noticed my knit side had now turned into my purl side. I frogged back to the sleeve and started back at knitting the main front and main back on straights and slipping them onto the circulars again. Then I thought I realised what my initial mistake was before posting here for advice. I felt like such a dill. I was viewing the right side as the side facing me from the sleeve hanging off the cord, which of course turns about once that part is in the needles. So with my right side facing me on the needles and ensuring all pieces would be facing me right side once they got to the needles I noticed my working yarn was now on the left needle, as it should have been the first time round. But now I faced the next conundrum.

Salmonmac said previously : Your line up of pieces is correct and the wider end of the front and back are in the correct orientation (toward the hips end of the sweater rather than the underarms).

Well that wider part is on the inside lying next to the sleeve rather than the outside. Then when I went back to the pattern to read the next stage (that part that I had highlighted in bold in previous post). If I knit across, as it says, I wont be knitting across the mainbody back (their instuctions), I'll be knitting across the main body front because its on my left needle, which is the needle the pattern directed me to slip them on.....

Pattern telling me to slip front on left needle:

Main Body – Front Cast On
With 6mm needles cast on 15 sts.
K to last 4 sts, slip 1, K3.

Yadda, yadda, yadda (pattern).......

.....With RS facing, slip these
64[66:68:70:72] sts onto the left
hand point of the circular needle
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This is the part Im upto in the pattern

On the circular needle, With RS
facing, K3, Sl1 and continue to
K across the 64[66:68:70:72]
sts of the Main Body – Back


I feel like a real twit with all this confusion, and you guys have been so helpful so far I just dont want to be a time waster, Im 1 step away from frogging this thing and moving onto something simpler. Heres a photo of how it looks this time around, I positioned it as if Im about to start knitting, the paper clip is on the rs.


current state by Mrs_Pilgrim, on Flickr

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:26 AM   #12
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The reason for putting the wider end of the front and back at the ends of the needles is to give you the shaping that you see in the picture. This way, it curves in nicely at the waist. You can continue with the sweater the way you have it oriented now, but it'll just be a little wider under the arms (which may be nice shaping too) Otherwise, reverse the fronts and back so the wide parts are at the tips of the needles.
You know, the pattern seems to contradict itself? The position of the back and front (front on the left needle, back on the right needle) means the front gets knit first, since you knit off the left needle and onto the right, but at this step, it sounds like the back is first! Don't let it bother you, the back or front are the same at this point (only the neck shaping is going to make a difference).

"This is the part Im upto in the pattern

On the circular needle, With RS
facing, K3, Sl1 and continue to
K across the 64[66:68:70:72]
sts of the Main Body Back "

This is like the set up row of many projects, it's almost always a pain but once you get past this you'll be fine. Put it down for a while, do something else maybe and come back to it when you're ready.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #13
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Salmonmac that is such a relief, I had a feeling there was something wrong with the pattern. I've started using the yarn for the Rachel project on this cardigan, just to get my confidence up.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...lared-cardigan

Its a very quick knit and the yarn I'm using should be still very easy to obtain if I want to get more. If not I get some new yarn and start my Rachel again once the cardi is done.

You and Suzeeq have been so helpful with this project, if I could buy you both a cuppa tea and some cake I would but for now the virtual will have to suffice.



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I love your idea of a treat! Wouldn't it be fun? I'm enjoying every sip of tea and every calorie in that cake. Thanks for the invitation and good luck with thw sweater..
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Mmmm yum, looks really good!
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