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Old 01-15-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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help understanding sweater pattern-neck shaping
Hi everyone,
I'm a new member far from my yarn store and knitting buddies, and was hoping for some help deciphering a sweater pattern. I'm making a green lopi fair isle cardigan, and am stuck on the neck shaping instructions for the tops of the front panels. The instructions read:
"Cont armhole shaping and work to last 5 sts. Leave last 5 sts on st holder. Dec 1 st on neck edge on next 4 rows, then every RS row 3 times AND AT SAME TIME, cont raglan decs until 2 sts remain. P2, K2tog, fasten off.
I'm sure that the neck shaping and armhole/raglan shaping are done at the same time, but I'm unsure of how to read the pattern to accomplish this, and which stitches go on a holder. (These and some stitches from the neckline are picked up later to knit a collar)
I would really appreciate some help with this.....the pattern is reynold's #82271 in case someone has made it before.
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Ashley
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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I'm sorry I can't help you with your question...but wanted to welcome you to KH !!
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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So the last 5 sts on the holder would be the ones you start the neckband with when you pick up for it? That would mean the 5 sts on the front edge, do the neckline shaping inside that and the raglan shaping at the arm edges.
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Thanks for the welcome and the reply!
That sounds like it might work; the stitches on the holder are picked up later to knit the collar, and they're picked up before the stitches along the neck edge. The pattern made me think that they were talking about the last 4 stitches in remaining on the piece, instead of the last 4 remaining on the needle......so confusing! I probably could have picked an easier first sweater project.
Thanks for your help, I will try it out!
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