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Old 05-29-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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Help! I can't figure it out
I have been working on my first sweater pattern, and I have come to a point where I just don't know what to do. I need help! The pattern is found Here. I am at the point where I am supposed to join the sleeve to the body. I have tried to join it a bunch of times, and it isn't working right. Can anyone help me out?

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Old 05-29-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
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Are you having trouble picking up stitches? Amy has a video here at KH for that. It's about 2/3 of way down the page. See if that helps.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...iques/misc.php
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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The pattern didn't say anything about picking up stitches. This is what it says...Join Sleeve to Body:
Pick up sweater body, place a marker on the same side as the live yarn. Using this yarn, knit across 56 (62, 68) sleeve sts onto the circular needle. Place marker, knit across 82 (92, 102) front sts. Set aside.

I can try to take pictures of what I have if that helps get a visual.
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It doesn't say that, but that is what you'd have to do. You pick up and knit at the same time so you can continue with the sleeve. So what you'll be doing is sticking the needle into the stitch as per the video and then wrapping the yarn like usual and making a stitch. Then pick up the next one and continue.

I haven't made this pattern, but I have made sweaters and that is how I interpret it.
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Man, this pattern really gave my brain a work out! I think I finally figured out how to do it though. I think what through me off, is the bound off area. I found another raglan sweater pattern and read how they attached the sleeve, and they had stitches put onto a stitch holder, rathan than binding them off. So I took the directions for the sleeve from one pattern, and used it on the pattern I working on, and it worked! The sleeve is attached, and the needle isn't all jumbled up.

Thanks for helping me out Jan! Sometimes it helps talking it through.

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Old 05-29-2007, 10:59 PM   #6
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Jan, I don't see from the pattern where you have to pick up stitches - it's a bottom up raglan. The underarm stitches on the sleeves and body are bound off (but can be left on stitch holders like Ali did), but the main sleeve and body stitches are live.

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Sue, were you able to make sense of the original pattern? I find it VERY confusing. I am starting on the second sleeve, and I hope it doesn't give me as much difficulty as the first sleeve.

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I can usually figure out a pattern - what part did you have trouble with?

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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Jan, I don't see from the pattern where you have to pick up stitches - it's a bottom up raglan.
Here's the part I saw;

Join Sleeve to Body: Pick up sweater body, place a marker on the same side as the live yarn. Using this yarn, knit across 56 (62, 68) sleeve sts onto the circular needle. Place marker, knit across 82 (92, 102) front sts. Set aside.


Where it says to knit across sleeve stitches onto circular needle I guess I assumed it was picking up even though doesn't say that. I hope I didn't steer you wrong!
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You would knit the sleeve stitches from their holder on to the main needle you're using for the sweater. The `Pick up sweater body' part just means to pick it up from where you've `set it aside' while you make the sleeves, not pick up stitches. It is worded a little differently....

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