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Old 09-30-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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Here is that swing coat pattern I was talking about in previous post
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Using your smaller needles cast on 58 stitches

1st row: (this will be the right side of the work) Knit to end.
(this row forms garter stitch).
Repeat 1st row w times more.
Change to your main needles and beginning with aknit row continue in stocking stich for the remainder of the back as follows:
Work 2 rows.
Wor 13 rows decreasing 1 st. at each end of 1st and every following 4th row. This will give you 8 sts less and you will now have 50 stitches on the needle.

Shape raglan
Cast off 4 sts at beginning of the next 2 rows. You will now have 42 sts on the needle

Work 8 ros decreasing 1 st at each end of 1st and every following 4th row.
You will now have 38 sts on the needle

Work 4 rows decreasing 1 st at each end of 1st and every following alternate row
You will now have 34 sts on the needle.
Cast off remaining 34 sts loosely.

LEFT FRONT

Using your smaller needles cas on 35 sts.
Work 3 rows in garter stitch.
Next Row. K11 sts., leave these 11 sts on a stich holder, knit to end.
You will now have 24 sts on the needle.

Change to your main needles and continue in stocking stitch for the remainder of the left front as follows:
Work 2 rows
Work 13 rows decreasing 1 st at beginning (side edge) of next and every following 4th row. This will give you 4 sts less and you will now have 20 sts on the needle

Shape Raglan
Cast off 4 sts, knit to end. You will now have 16 sts on the needle
Next row. Purl

Work 9 rows decreasing 1 st at raglan edge in next and every following 4th row
You will not have 13 sts on the needle.

Shape Neck

Next row. Cast off 9 sts, purl to end. You will now have 4 sts on the needle

Next row. (K2tog) twice. You will now have 2 sts on the needle.

Next Row. P2tog. Fasten off.

Left Front Border This is the confusing part to me!
With right side of work facing, using your smaller needles cast on 1 st (this will be used later for sewing up) What????? Rejoin yarn to 11 sts left on a stitch holder and knit. You will now have 12 sts on the needle. Continue working in garter stitch until border is of sufficient length to go up left front, finishing after a wrong side row. Leave these sts on a stitch holder.


Then you do right front and right front border the same as for the left, shape raglan, shape neck etc. etc.

Then you do the sleeves, separately ůso you have all these pieces

I have done all this so far and now here it goes//

YOKE

Join raglan seams. With rs facing, using smaller needles work across 12 sts of right front borderas follows: k12, k2 tog, pick up and knit 11 sts evenly along right side of neck, 21 sts from sts cast off at top or right sleeve, 30 sts from 34 sts cast off at back, 21 sts from 24 sts cast off at top of left sleeve, 11 sts evenly along left side of neck and work across 12 sts of left fron bordere as follows: k2tog, k10. You will now have 116 sts on the needle.
Work 5 rows in garter stitch

Next row (decrease row) k15, k2tog, 14 times, k15
You will now have 101 sts on the needle.
Work 5 rows in garter stitch.

Next row (buttonhole row) k5, cast off 2 sts, k6, k2 tog, 14 times, k15. You will now have 84 sts on the needle.

Next row. Knit to last 5 sts, cast on 2 sts, k5
You will now have 86 sts on the needle.
Work 4 rows in garter stitch

Next row (decrease row). K14, k2tog, 14 times, k14
You will now have 71 stitches on the needle
Work 6 rows in garter stitch.
Cast off
To make up
Join side and sleeve seams. Sew borders in position ( using cast on sts) again What????

This makes no sense on me at all, I have all these pieces and am going to knit along top of all these pieces? And what is using this 1 cast on stitch to attach borders? I am so confused!
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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You knit the border by itself from the stitches on the holder. The one extra stitch is so you can sew it to the body of the sweater when it gets long enough.

Once those are done, it looks like you're going to join all the pieces at the top to make the yoke.

Imagine a line of stitches that goes from the front edge of the sweater all around to the other side. You'll work the left border first, then the left front, the left sleeve, the back, the right sleeve, right front and right border.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:01 PM   #3
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"The one extra stitch is so you can sew it to the body of the sweater when it gets long enough."

See, this is what doesn't make sense to me...how does one extra stitch sew this whole border to the body? I know I am dense!

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The red stitch is the stitch to use on the border.
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Maybe it's one that you use in the decreases to join the pieces together, rather than one used in actual sewing? Try to do it step by step and see if it works out. Sometimes when you're there and doing the sts, you see how it all goes together.
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