Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
ellen303
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What does this pattern instruction mean?
this is a one button vest for a baby, 0 - 12 months, beginner level.
A grandboy is on the way and I have not knitted for over 30 years. So I have completed the two armholes and am working the left front of the vest, with the back and other side on the needle waiting for me! I was able to dec 1 st at armhole for 2 rows. Then work in established pattern (basically a st st with a 3 stitch garter edge) until it measures 9 1/2 inches from cast on. Now here is where I am confused more.:-)

Place 5 sts at neck edge on st holder. Continuing in st st, dec 1 st at neck edge 3 times.

I am on the perl side. The 5 stitches on the holder (a big safety pin) also have the yarn that I have been using to knit. So what do I do, just make a big loop back to the needle I am working on? Or is this a job for the local yarn shop's advice?

Thank you much ... it is fun.
ellen303 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-18-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
First do the decs on the side of the neck closest to the working yarn, finish up that shoulder, then cut your yarn or use another strand to work on the other shoulder.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
ellen303 (01-18-2010)
Old 01-18-2010, 09:12 PM   #3
ellen303
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
First do the decs on the side of the neck closest to the working yarn, finish up that shoulder, then cut your yarn or use another strand to work on the other shoulder.
Your reply is a bit of an encouragement, here in Denver. I was about to quit and try a basic baby blanket ... and that would be a challenge also.

So I finished the shoulder, with some loopy points due to my uneven knitting. I am planning on weaving in some ribbon later to make up for my flaws :-)

The next instruction is to leave a 20" tail and tie it on the back and work the back next. Does it mean to cut it and actually tie it with a square knot? I am on the perl side ...

Thank you again and let me know if I need to quit knitting instead!
ellen303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
ellen303
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just tied the knot
So that's it for now.
Thank you.
ellen303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pattern instruction help!!! pclark422 How-to Questions 10 11-28-2011 03:34 PM
Pattern instruction help Leighd How-to Questions 2 07-18-2009 09:47 AM
Help with pattern instruction gargoylelib How-to Questions 2 09-23-2008 10:02 AM
I need help with a pattern instruction allthingsfiber Pattern Central 4 08-20-2008 09:54 PM
Pattern Instruction Help, Please! lux How-to Questions 3 12-25-2007 02:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 AM.