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Old 10-05-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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reverse shapings
Hello. I am working on my first cardigan. I have finished the back and the left front. Now I am nearing the top of the right front, and it says to reverse all shapings. I understand what this means, but I'm wondering about casting off stitches this way. If I cast off four stitches at the beginning of the row on the left front, do I cast off at the end of the row on the right front? And if so, how do I do this? (I'm unsure how to cast off at the END of a row. ) Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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Hi,

You can't cast off at the end of a row, so either cast off one row before or one row after the row number you used on the other side. I usually do it one row later. The one row difference won't show on the finished product.

If you were doing a one piece garment part ( the back of a sweater for example) you do the armhole shaping: bind off x stitches at beginning of next two rows, so by doing it one row later on one side it's the same thing.

Hope this is clear.

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Old 10-15-2005, 05:57 PM   #3
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I am not at the same point that Kayeknit was and I still don't understand the 'reverse'. I am working in stockingette stitch, and the left side is finished. So, now, working on the right front, if I bind off one row before or one row after will I be decreasing from the purl side? So instead of knit 2, k2together, for the decrease, will I be working a purl 2, p2together?
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Old 10-15-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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[quote="Jackie M."]I am not at the same point that Kayeknit was and I still don't understand the 'reverse'.

Meant to say "I am NOW at the same point"
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:13 PM   #5
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That would work. The reversing is just to decrease the same number of stitches on the neck side and arm side as you did before. If it gets thrown off a row it won't make any difference.
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