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Old 02-22-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Working both sides at the same time?
Hi,

I'm a very new knitter and I'm about to begin my first significant project--a sweater. I have been reading over the pattern that I'll be using and it all seems to make sense except for one thing--in the neck shaping section, I am instructed as follows:

"Join second ball of yarn...working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st in from each neck edge every other row..."

I'm confused on the 'working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn' bit. Does this mean that I just work the two balls of yarn simultaneously as I would if I was knitting with two different yarns at the same time (like for a 2-color scarf)? Or does this mean that I would work one ball with one stitch, then another ball with another stitch? Or does it mean something that I can't even fathom?

I have searched the web and can't seem to find any good explanations for what this means, and I am officially stumped. I would REALLY appreciate any guidance anyone could give me!

Thanks so much!!

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Old 02-22-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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It means to work one side of the neck with your working yarn, and work the other side of the neck - on the other side of the separation - with the new ball of yarn.
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Thank you--that explanation makes it easier for me to picture how it will work. I appreciate your help!
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