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Old 08-25-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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I am making a very cute dress the little one I am expecting. So far the pattern has been relitively easy to follow. I am now making the armholes (it is a tank-style dress) and I am completely lost! The directions say,

"Bind off 3 stitches at beginning of each armhole edge 1 [2, 1, 2] time(s). (52 [53, 58, 59] stitches)"

I at the beginning of this row I have 65 stitches (the ammount I am supposed to have!) And, the directions say binding off of armhole edge stitches is worked on right-side and wrong-side rows. Decreases are worked on right-side rows only.


I am knitting the second number (for the correct size) but I dont understand exactly what they are saying. Do they mean I need to bind off 3 stitches at the beginning of each row for the next 4 rows (to end up with the correct ammount of stitches) OR do they mean I need to bind off 6 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows???
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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The pattern means to BO 3 sts at the beginning of the row for 2 rows. Which will give you 59 sts, not 53. Are you sure for the 2nd size you should have 65 sts at this point?
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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I think I am doing it right???
Thanks for the quick response! This is the section of my pattern just before up to the confusing part. And like I said before I am knitting the 2nd number for the correct size.


Next row (decrease row): Knit 1, (purl 2 together) 2 times, *purl 3, (purl 2 together) 4 times; repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, knit 1. (58 [65, 72, 79] stitches)

Work even in stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) until piece measures 4" [4", 41/2", 41/2"] (10cm [10cm, 11.5cm, 11.5cm]) from beginning of stockinette stitch, ending with a wrong-side row.

Shape Armhole
Note: In the following rows of armhole shaping, binding off of armhole edge stitches is worked on right-side and wrong-side rows. Decreases are worked on right-side rows only.

Continue in stockinette stitch, binding off 4 stitches at beginning of each armhole edge 0 [0, 1, 1] time(s). (58 [65, 64, 71] stitches)

Bind off 3 stitches at beginning of each armhole edge 1 [2, 1, 2] time(s). (52 [53, 58, 59] stitches)
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:30 PM   #4
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Okay, it's just not written clearly enough. You would BO 3 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows which will dec 12 sts. Which is a lot easier and clearer to write than saying at the beginning of each armhole edge twice. Weird....
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"Bind off 3 stitches at beginning of each armhole edge 1 [2, 1, 2] time(s). (52 [53, 58, 59] stitches)"

I at the beginning of this row I have 65 stitches
As you are ready to begin the bind offs you have 65 stitches. You are going to bind off 3 stitches at the beginning of each armhole edge twice. There are 2 armhole edges and binding off 3 stitches on each armhole twice will involve 12 stitches. 65-12=53 which is what it says for your size.

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Note: In the following rows of armhole shaping, binding off of armhole edge stitches is worked on right-side and wrong-side rows.
The bind offs will be at the beginning of the armhole edges over the next 4 rows.

When I started writing this I only saw 2 posts on this thread, then I scrolled up and there were 2 more. They must have been there when I started to write, but somehow I didn't see them. I think you have this solved, but I will go ahead and post what I had written.
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