Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
gamerchik
Knitting the Flap
 
gamerchik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Slytherin House
Posts: 324
Thanks: 291
Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
Manly Sweater...shaping on front **Update** Please help!
Hi there! I'm working on the Manly Sweater again, and now I'm ready to shape the neck and shoulders for the front piece. Here are the instructions:

Left side: *Work 48 sts, ssk, turn. Place rem sts on a holder. Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 11 times then every third row 2 times.

At the same time, when the armhole measures 8.5", work shoulder shaping: BO 8 sts from shoulder edge 4 times. Break off yarn.

Right side: With WS facing, join yarn to shoulder edge and work as for left side from *.


Here is my interpretation:

Left side:

Row 1: *Work 48 sts., ssk, turn. Place rem sts on a holder.
Row 2: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 3: Work even.
Row 4: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 5: Work even.
Row 6: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 7: Work even.
Row 8: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 9: Work even.
Row 10: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 11: Work even.
Row 12: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 13: Work even.
Row 14: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 15: Work even.
Row 16: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 17: Work even.
Row 18: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 19: Work even.
Row 20: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 21: Work even.
Row 22: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 23: Work even.
Row 24: Work even.
Row 25: Dec 1 st at neck edge.
Row 26: Work even.
Row 27: Work even.
Row 28: Dec 1 st at neck edge.

(When when the armhole measures 8.5", incorporate the shoulder shaping along with the decreases: BO 8 sts from shoulder edge 4 times. Break off yarn.)

Right side:

Right side: With WS facing, join yarn to shoulder edge and work as for left side from *.


Can you awesome ladies and gentlemen let me know if I've interpreted the instructions correctly? I just have to have it all written out, step by step, so I understand it clearly, lol.

I have one other quick question:

The instructions for the front (up to the neck/shoulder shaping) were as follows:

"Work as for back and armholes to **. Work even until work measures 4" from beg of armholes"

It doesn't say whether or not to end on a RS or WS row -- so how do I know which side to start the shape neck/shoulders on?

Thanks in advance for all of your help! :D
__________________
Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Last edited by gamerchik : 04-10-2008 at 07:16 AM.
gamerchik is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 04-09-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
shan
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 51
Thanks: 3
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Hi Gamerchik,

Looks like you're on the money there!

Normally shaping starts on the right side, so I would finish on the wrong side if I were you.

Best of luck.

Shan
shan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to shan For This Useful Post:
gamerchik (04-09-2008)
Old 04-09-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
gamerchik
Knitting the Flap
 
gamerchik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Slytherin House
Posts: 324
Thanks: 291
Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
Thanks, Shan!!!

I wasn't sure about which side to start on because the decreases for the armholes actually started on the WS, but it specified that's where I should be (it told me to end the color pattern on a WS row, work 1 row even, then begin the armhole shaping). For the front, though, it doesn't say anything at all about RS or WS, so of course I just sit there wondering what to do, lol.
__________________
Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
gamerchik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 07:15 AM   #4
gamerchik
Knitting the Flap
 
gamerchik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Slytherin House
Posts: 324
Thanks: 291
Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
Okay, something is wrong -- I have 4 stitches remaining when I'm supposed to break off the yarn, but I can't see where I would have made a mistake -- in fact, it seems like I'm supposed to have four left, but that doesn't make any sense.

According to the instructions, I would have started with:

49 stitches (work 48, SSK, turn)

Then, there are 13 decreases, so I should have:

36 stitches

Then, I'm supposed to BO 8 stitches, 4 times, which means I should have:

4 stitches left

What is going on? I am so frustrated and confused!
__________________
Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
gamerchik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 11:33 AM   #5
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Does the pattern indicate that you should be binding off all sts? Look ahead and see if you use the 4 sts for the neckband or collar.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
gamerchik
Knitting the Flap
 
gamerchik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Slytherin House
Posts: 324
Thanks: 291
Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
The pattern says nothing about binding off all stitches. It says BO 8 stitches 4 times, break yarn. There are 4 stitches still on the needle (as it seems there SHOULD be), and I don't know what to do.

I was supposed to start this step with 99 sts, which I did. I knit 48, ssk, turned, put the rest on a holder. There are 49 stitches on the holder -- so how am I supposed to "knit 48, ssk, turn", for the right side, when I would need 50 stitches to do that? That's another problem!

What do I do with these extra stitches? I am so frustrated right now. I have looked ahead, and the only instructions for the neckband are as follows:

"With RS facing, B and smaller needle, pu and k 35 sts up right front, 4 sts down back neck, 27 sts from back holder, 4 sts up back neck, 35 sts down left front - 105 sts.

Beg with p1 on WS, work k1, p1 rib for 6 rows. BO loosely in pattern. Sew down one edge of neckband to the inside of the neck shaping, then overlap the other neckband edge and sew it to the outside of the neck shaping."

Help me!
__________________
Lilypie Second Birthday tickers
gamerchik 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
Front shoulder shaping Marie743 How-to Questions 1 05-31-2011 05:54 PM
Manly sweater HELP!!! tinshee Pattern Central 7 11-01-2009 03:12 PM
wrap front shaping help cara How-to Questions 3 04-19-2007 10:42 AM
Help with shaping of neck and armhole front of a sweater Carla1019 How-to Questions 4 03-15-2007 10:09 PM
shaping front argyle sweater candy How-to Questions 7 11-14-2006 09:15 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 AM.