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Old 05-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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Hello and help!
Thank goodness I've found you nice people. I'm currently attempting to knit a cardigan/jacket which has a shawl collar running right around the edge of the garment. The collar is knitted by picking up stitches from the back of the neck downwards and then joining the collar at the back of the neck. I'm OK with the principle of picking up and knitting but I really don't understand what the pattern is telling me to do.

"Starting at centre back of neck pick up and knit 8 sts from back of neck, 13 stitches from 13 sts cast off at top left of sleeve, 48 sts evenly along shaped edge to marker and 28 sts evenly along straight edge."

I'm OK until I get to the cast off instruction. So I've picked up and knitted 8 + 13 sts and then what? The only way I know to cast off would be to turn the knitting and knit back along casting off as I go. Is this what is meant? Why do I want to cast off stitches that I need to knit into? Please would somebody explain in very simple language what I need to be doing.

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Old 05-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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"Starting at centre back of neck pick up and knit 8 sts from back of neck, 13 stitches from 13 sts cast off at top left of sleeve, 48 sts evenly along shaped edge to marker and 28 sts evenly along straight edge."

You pick up and knit 8 sts from the back of the neckline, pick up and knit 13 sts from where you've previously cast off 13 sts at the top left of the sleeve, and pick up and knit 48 sts evenly along the shaped edge to your marker, and pick up and knit 28 sts evenly along the straight edge.

I don't think it's telling you to cast any sts off, you're just picking up sts from where you've cast off previously.

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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Doh! I see what they're saying now. I knew it would be obvious when someone explained it. Thank you so much Debra.

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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G'day, skewedhalo (why has it slipped from the correct position? - have you done something wicked?) ...
Take a close look at all those little menu items below the place you type your message: see 'em? - two saying 'quote', one saying 'reply' and the last one saying 'thanks'?
If you click that last one, it'll put a neat thinggy in place to show that you are thanking someone for a post; and the thing is that it keeps stats on this kinda thing.
You have good manners: you thanked WolfWalker in a post. Good on yer!
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Sharon, I'm just glad to be of help!
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