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Old 05-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Pattern Says to Mark Armholes
ok, so I'm knitting along on the back of a little sweater ... stockinette. And the pattern says that once I've knit 4.75 inches from bottom I am to "mark" for the armholes. Then knit more until I have 9 inches. and at that point I do something else like work on the neckline or something, I forget. I'm looking on theories for what this means, why I would do it and how I would do it. It isn't like it says "k 10 and place marker" -- that I would understand. I'm stumped ... hence, any ideas?
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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It will help you when it comes time to seam the sleeves into the space for them on the sweater. You can mark the 4.75" line with a safety pin or tie a piece of scrap yarn at that point.
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It will help you when it comes time to seam the sleeves into the space for them on the sweater. You can mark the 4.75" line with a safety pin or tie a piece of scrap yarn at that point.
ok, thanks -- I assume that means you've seen this kind of instruction before. That's all I could think it must mean but it seemed like it be so easy to measure that when I'm ready to seam in the sleeves in that I didn't believe it. ;-)
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It's quite common in sweaters with dropped sleeves. You could measure when you're ready to seam.
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