Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
Hscmum40
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 28
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Shaping neck and shoulders on front of jumper
Hi Everyone, I'm new to knitting and am unsure as to what to do.
My pattern says: Rib 14, turn. *** Cont on these 14 sts. Dec one st at neck edge in every foll alt row until 11 sts rem. Then I just have to cont rib and then shape shoulder. For this I have to cast of 6 sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row then cast off rem 5 sts.***
I understand all this fine. When I've done the shaping for one shoulder, then I have to slip the next 9 stitches onto a stitch-holder. Join yarn to rem sts and rib to end. Rep from *** to ***, working 1 row more before shoulder shaping. My question is: Why do I work 1 more row before shoulder shaping? Doesn't that mean 1 shoulder will be 1 row more than the other?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Hscmum40 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 02-13-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
You work one more row so that your decreases will be on the same side of the sweater--the right side or wrong side, however it works out for the other side.

One row will NOT make a difference in the end, I promise.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
Hscmum40
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 28
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Now it makes sense. I think!! I'll give it a go and see how it looks.
Thanks
Hscmum40 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
NECK SHAPING..DOING BOTH SHOULDERS SIMULTANEOUSLY EMERMADAIDAN Pattern Central 4 08-29-2010 11:49 AM
shaping shoulders and neck mommycakes How-to Questions 3 01-08-2008 09:17 PM
help with shaping back neck & shoulders sthenry7 How-to Questions 2 11-16-2007 04:29 PM
Shaping neck/shoulders candicane How-to Questions 3 02-27-2006 07:17 PM
Shaping shoulders and neck Rorshach How-to Questions 6 01-22-2006 06:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:44 PM.