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Old 04-17-2012, 05:20 AM   #11
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The best way is just to work across to the halfway point, turn and work back. So if you're alternating knit and purl rows, you would knit across to halfway, turn and purl back. This way you have the working yarn in a position to use it as you work the shoulder. You can put the sts for the right shoulder on to a holder if you like just to keep them out of the way while you finish the left shoulder. When you finish one shoulder you'll cut the yarn leaving a 6" tail to weave in and attach a new strand of yarn to work the other shoulder.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:08 AM   #12
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Thanks very much do you then do the same on the other half when you go to work it, as in work halfway and then work back? otherwise don't you have one side with more rows? thanks
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:02 AM   #13
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Finish the first shoulder and then join the new yarn back at the halfway point and continue to knit across to the armhole. It'll be continuing the row that you interrupted when you divided for the V. You can do the shaping for both sides of the V on the right side (knit) rows. Even if you're off by one row, it will never show in the finished sweater.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:46 AM   #14
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Okay thanks very much

I've got a different problem now, I've been cabling from the bottom and the two panels of cable are supposed to continue up to the shoulder either side of the v neck, but I've found that there are not enough stitches between the cable and the side seams on each side to decrease for the sleeve shaping without cutting off my cable, is there anything i can do to move the cable across? The cables i'm doing are diamond braids and horseshoes.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:24 AM   #15
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What if you make a drop sleeve instead of the set in sleeve? Then you wouldn't have the sleeve decreases to cut into the cable.
Fairly narrow cables can travel across the knitting by moving them over about a stitch per right side row but it sounds like you have wider cables that might be difficult to do this with.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:43 AM   #16
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it has to be a raglan :( i'm working for someone else you see and they've designed it with a raglan and I'm out of my depth really! And yes I've tried moving them over but it distorted the shape of the cables :/ hmmm!
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #17
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That's normal for a cable to drop off when you decrease, so just work the sts in stockinette without making the cables. If you move them over, it's not going to look really nice. Take a look at other V neck cable sweaters and you'll see how they were done - the cables just taper off into regular sts.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #18
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If it's a raglan, then I think the cables are just going to have to gradually disappear into the shoulder shaping. Depending on where this occurs (hopefully not too low on the armhole decreases) it'll be fine.
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thanks very much for the help with the cabling. I've now done one side of the V but i've realised while doing the other side that unfortunately instead of the raglan shaping being a sort of much flatter s shape its just a sort of normal raglan decrease shape, if i make the two sides the same, will this mean that the sleeves won't fit into the shoulder properly? do i need to undo the first side? :( hope that makes sense.
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Well, I'm not quite sure that I understand but usually the two edges of the front (and the back) are mirror images and match the line of the sleeve edge. The sleeves will be seamed to the front and back edges in the end.
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