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Old 10-28-2007, 03:09 PM   #1
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help with sweater pattern instructions
http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/...urseyourbf.htm

The pattern is Curse Your Boyfriend (it's for my husband and i'm certainly not cursing him! it is made with lots of love), and I am near the end but am having trouble understanding what they want me to do. I have bolded what is confusing to me, and have provided the link for reference..


From this point on, repeat raglan decreases on all RS rows. ( by RS, do they mean "right side" or the front of the sweater?)

Simultaneously, shape collar:

BO 3 sts at each neck edge 0 (1, 2) times.

BO 2 sts a each neck edge 5 (4, 3) times.

Decrease one stitch at each neck edge on the next RS row.

Purl across all stitches. (do they really want me to purl all stitches all of a sudden? that seems bizarre)

Repeat raglan decreases across. 54 (58, 62) sts remain on needle.

Bind off stitches.

help!
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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When it's written as `RS rows' yes, the RS rows, not the right side of the sweater.
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Decrease one stitch at each neck edge on the next RS row.
Purl across all stitches. (do they really want me to purl all stitches all of a sudden? that seems bizarre)
No, these are different rows. Work the next RS row, the row after that will be the purl row.
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RS = Right side -- as in the side that you want the world to see of your sweater and is the opposite of WS or wrong side which is the inside of the garment.

I'm not sure why you are confused about the instructions to purl.
The sweater is done in stockinette and you have just done a RS (knit) row so the next row is a purl row. Since there is no shaping on that row you purl across all the stitches in the row and then you repeat your raglan decreases starting with a knit row.

Hope this helps.

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im confused because this sweater is knitted in the round.

can you help? this is not on straight needles.
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Originally Posted by geekgolightly View Post
im confused because this sweater is knitted in the round.

can you help? this is not on straight needles.
Sorry -- I didn't catch that!
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Originally Posted by zkimom View Post
Sorry -- I didn't catch that!
it's ok. i just need help. so do you think that the pattern was initially knit flat and these last instructions just were never translated? that's sort of what it looks like, right?
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Okay, looking at the pattern, maybe it's a purl ridge to set up for the neckband because it lookes like there's one more set of raglan decs, then BO. The directions are a little sketchy at that point.... though maybe it was a mistranslation from flat to round knitting. There's an email link to the designer; you could write her and ask about it.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Okay, looking at the pattern, maybe it's a purl ridge to set up for the neckband because it lookes like there's one more set of raglan decs, then BO. There's an email link to the designer; you could write her and ask about it. The directions are a little sketchy at that point....
that's exactly where i am in the pattern.
i'm glad it's not just me! i've knit one (kid) sweater before and am absolutely unsure of my knowledge.
thank you. i'll e-mail her and see if i can get some clarification.
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Originally Posted by geekgolightly View Post
im confused because this sweater is knitted in the round.
The sweater as a whole is, but it looks like at that point you're knitting flat -- you've bound off some stitches (for the front of the neckline I think), and you're continuing to bind off neck-edge stitches, so you're doing flat rather than circular knitting at this point.

...maybe. *shrug*
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Originally Posted by isabeau View Post
The sweater as a whole is, but it looks like at that point you're knitting flat -- you've bound off some stitches (for the front of the neckline I think), and you're continuing to bind off neck-edge stitches, so you're doing flat rather than circular knitting at this point.

...maybe. *shrug*
ok ok. so i am stopping at the bound off stitches and turning around.

got it. now purling makes sense!
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