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Old 07-17-2008, 07:52 PM   #1
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How many stitches to cast on.
Hello everyone, i need your help:

How many sitches do i cast on for this sweater to keep the ball rolling?

Its on the about.com website. search for lw1329 cables for kids


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Old 07-17-2008, 08:01 PM   #2
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Can you provide a link and more info. There is too much to search through.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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You didn't read far enough into the pattern. The instructions for the BACK tells you how many to cast on depending on what size you're making. Instructions for the sleeves tell you how many to cast on for those.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #4
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Jan the link i provide doesn't work as claimed by some i spoken to on the net.


Here it is. Let me know if it works.

http://knitting.about.com/gi/dynamic...s+for+Kids.htm


Thanks for your help ladybee. I am knitting size 4 am I supposed to cast on 22 stitches (fit chest size) for pattern A. Its like a foreign language to me when i read these instruction.

Bare with me everyone, i am very new to knitting. Below is the pattern for the sweater.


I know for the back piece you cast on 59 but what about the front piece.
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sizes


To Fit Chest: 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32)".
Finished Chest Measurement: 27 (28, 30, 32, 34, 36)".


RIB PAT A (Worked over odd number of sts):
Rows 1 and 3 (Right Side): K1, * P1, K1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * K1, P1; rep from * across.
Row 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pat A.

CABLE PAT B (Worked over 10 sts):
Row 1 (Right Side): P3, C4B, P3.
Rows 2 and 4: K3, P4, K3.
Rows 3 and 5: P3, K4, P3.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-6 for pat B.

LATTICE PAT C (Worked over 24 sts):
Row 1 (Right Side): P2, C4B, [P4, C4B] twice, P2.
Row 2: K2, P4, [K4, P4] twice, K2.
Row 3: P1, Cr3B, Cr3F, [P2, Cr3B, Cr3F] twice, P1.
Rows 4 and 10: K1, P2, [K2, P2] 5 times, K1.
Row 5: [Cr3B, P2, Cr3F] 3 times.
Rows 6 and 8: P2, K4, [P4, K4] twice, P2.
Row 7: K2, P4, [C4F, P4] twice, K2.
Row 9: [Cr3F, P2, Cr3B] 3 times.
Row 11: P1, Cr3F, Cr3B, [P2, Cr3F, Cr3B] twice, P1.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-12 for pat C.

BACK: With smaller needles, cast on 59 (63, 67, 71, 75, 79) sts. Work in ribbing:
Row 1 (Right Side): K1, * P1, K1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * K1, P1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 2" inc 11 sts evenly spaced across last row, end Row 1 – 70 (74, 78, 82, 86, 90) sts. Change to larger needles.
Foundation Row: K16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26), P4, K5, P4, [K4, P4] twice, K5, P4, K16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26).
Row 1 (Right Side): Work pat A Row 1 across first 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts, pat B Row 1 across next 10 sts, pat C Row 1 across center 24 sts, pat B Row 1 across next 10 sts, pat A Row 1 across last 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts.
Patterns are now in position. Work correct row of each pattern until 14 (15, 16, 17)" from beg, end wrong side row.
Shape Shoulders: Keeping continuity of pat, bind off 23 (24, 26, 27, 29, 29) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Put rem 24 (26, 26, 28, 28, 32) sts on a holder.

FRONT: Work same as back until 12 (13, 14, 15)" from beg, end wrong side row.
Divide for Neck: Work across first 27 (28, 30, 31, 33, 34) sts; turn and put rem sts on a holder. Bind off 2 sts at neck edge on next row, then dec 1 st at same edge every right side row until 23 (24, 26, 27, 29, 29) sts rem. Work even in pats until front measures same as back to shoulder, end wrong side row. Bind off.

With right side facing, leave center 16 (18, 18, 20, 20, 22) sts on a holder, join yarn to rem sts and work to end. Complete to correspond to first side, reversing neck shaping.

SLEEVES: With smaller needles, cast on 33 (35, 35, 37, 37, 39) sts. Work in ribbing same as back for 2" inc 6 sts evenly spaced across last row, end Row 1 – 39 (41, 41, 43, 43, 45) sts. Change to larger needles. K 1 row. Now work all sts in pat A, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of 5th row, then every 6th row until there are 49 (53, 57, 59, 61, 63) sts, working added sts into pat. Work even until 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15)" from beg. Bind off in pat.

FINISHING: Neckband: Sew left shoulder seam. With right side facing and smaller needles, K across 24 (26, 26, 28, 28, 32) sts from back holder inc 1 st, pick up and K11 sts down left front, K16 (18, 18, 20, 20, 22) sts from front holder, pick up 11 sts up right front – 63 (67, 67, 71, 71, 77) sts. Work in ribbing same as back, beg Row 2, for 3". Bind off loosely in rib. Sew rem shoulder and neckband seam. Fold neckband in half to wrong side and loosely sew in place.
Mark each edge of front and back 5(6, 6, 6, 6, 7)" down from shoulder seams. Place center of sleeve top at shoulder seam and sew in place between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:02 PM   #5
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I know for the back piece you cast on 59 but what about the front piece.
The pattern states

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FRONT: Work same as back until 12 (13, 14, 15)" from beg, end wrong side row.
They are exactly the same until you reach the length for the sz you're doing (12") and then the front will be worked differently (neck shaping, etc).

ETA: if you were working these side by side on circ ndls you'd be making two identical pieces for 12".

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Old 07-17-2008, 10:06 PM   #6
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You cast on 59 sts for the smallest size which is for a chest size of 22" or size 2. Size 4 is the 2nd size so you would CO 63 sts. That's the 2nd number given whereever sts or inches are given. Print off the pattern and take a highlighter and first mark every 2nd number so you know that's the one you'll follow for your size.

And here's a better link - http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/...s+for+Kids.htm
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for your help Suzeeq. You're the best! This is my first sweater. I am having trouble understanding how patterns A, B, C fit in the picture?

Suzeeq or anyone please help me understand.

So for pattern A, B and C, i cast on 59 stitches given that i do a size 2 sweater right?

Quick someone give me a bottle of advil!

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Old 07-18-2008, 07:20 AM   #8
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If I understand your question, Pattern A, B and C are the cable patterns. So just follow your instructions. You will cast on 59 sts (if that's the size you want) and the Patterns will be worked across those sts. I put the instructions that talk about how to use the patterns in bold in the quote below.

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BACK: With smaller needles, cast on 59 (63, 67, 71, 75, 79) sts. Work in ribbing:
Row 1 (Right Side): K1, * P1, K1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * K1, P1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 2" inc 11 sts evenly spaced across last row, end Row 1 70 (74, 78, 82, 86, 90) sts. Change to larger needles.
Foundation Row: K16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26), P4, K5, P4, [K4, P4] twice, K5, P4, K16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26).
Row 1 (Right Side): Work pat A Row 1 across first 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts, pat B Row 1 across next 10 sts, pat C Row 1 across center 24 sts, pat B Row 1 across next 10 sts, pat A Row 1 across last 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts.
Patterns are now in position. Work correct row of each pattern until 14 (15, 16, 17)" from beg, end wrong side row.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:10 AM   #9
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Do i used double pointed needles for this project or single pointed needles?

What is a foundationg row? When do i use it for the back section?

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Do i used double pointed needles for this project or single pointed needles? You will use straight needles. You are not knitting in the round, since it has instructions for both back and front. You will seam at the end. **Usually** if there is no mention of DPNs or circulars in the materials needed section, they mean straight needles.

What is a foundationg row? You are setting up for the cable patterns.

When do i use it for the back section? You ARE on the back section. You do the initial row 1 and 2 for 2", increasing on the last row by 11. You then do the foundation row (setting up for Patterns A, B and C) and then begin the patterns rows, which I highlighted in my previous response. These are all for the back. You will also incorporate these into the front pattern.[/quote]
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