Well, I'm trying to teach myself to knit. Armed with a couple of books and all of my grandmother's knitting paraphenelia, I made a couple of charity bears and a pillow for my son. I got a bit confident and started the "Little Black Top" from Stitch 'n Bitch.
I'm on the back, up to the the armhole shaping. The next row says to BO 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. So the question is: Why not BO 5 sts at the end as well? Won't it make it uneven, or am I missing something? I totally get that I have to BO, because I'm starting the armhole on the left side of my body, but what about the right side?
Please be gentle, this is the first time I'm working from a real pattern. And, thank you all in advance for your expertise.
If you bind off at the end of the row too it will leave your working yarnin the wrong place to be able to carry on without breaking it and re-attatching it again. Instead you bind off at the start of a row work to the end turn bind off again and the work the rest of the row. It does meen that the shapping for one side starts a row after the other side but it is a small enough difference that it doesnt realy show or alter the look fo the finished piece.
Yeah, whenever you have "what if" or "why can't I" questions, it's really good to go ahead and see for yourself how that turns out. Sometimes you find out it doesn't work, other times you find something that does work. Experience is good.
And welcome to KH -- hope you'll love it as much as the rest of us do!
OTN: Eyelet Chemise in Handmaiden Sea Silk (colorway: Midnight). Still. And a purple Donegal Tweed set of fingerless mitts, to try out my new Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles.
Latest FO: A shrug for an Anthropologie swap in beautiful Casbah sock yarn, in Cedar, a dark green semi-solid, my own pattern. Also a quick Noro Silk Garden neckwarmer for my friend Aideen, in a vine lace pattern.
re: Just trying to knit (assembling four sections of a sweater)
Hi, This may not be the best place to post this question, but I will learn. This is my first visit here. I have finished the front, back, and two sleeves of a little girl's sweater. Since I last knit a few sweaters quite a while ago, I have forgotten how to assemble them. I know in the past I used one of the curved yarn needles, but I can't remember how to get started (and my pattern just says to assemble them.) Can someone advise me what kind of stitch to use, or anything else that would be helpful? I am almost to that point.