Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-26-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
dodgerblu023
Casting On
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
knitting a dog sweater - HELP!
I am knitting a dog sweater. It's supposed to be an Easy pattern, and so far, it has been. Now I'm at the Leg Openings. It says K5, bind off next 6, K46 including st on needle after bind off, bind off next 6, knit to end of row. I have finished that part. NOW, it says:
Beg with a purl row, work 1 1/2" in stocking sts FROM BOUND OFF STS, ending with RS facing for next row. What does that mean?? Does it mean to purl only the part in the middle using different needles? Or does it mean to purl clear across and what about the bound off stitches?
It also says "all leg sections are worked at the same time using a separate ball of yarn for each section." Does that mean I need another set of needles too?
Could you tell me in very simple English how to work this part of the sweater?
dodgerblu023 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 04-26-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,581
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
I believe you're supposed to work each section separately now for 1 1/2 inches.

When you do the legs, you'll do them one at a time, so you shouldn't need separate needles.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 10:15 PM   #3
dodgerblu023
Casting On
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
I believe you're supposed to work each section separately now for 1 1/2 inches.

When you do the legs, you'll do them one at a time, so you shouldn't need separate needles.
I still don't understand. There are bound off stitches and then there's the middle part and then more bound off stitches. If I just start purling across the whole thing, I'll be closing up the leg area.
dodgerblu023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 11:33 PM   #4
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,581
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
The way I read it is that you have

kkkkk bbbbb kkkk---47---kkkkk bbbbbb kkkkk

I'm sure you have to knit the center 47 for 1 1/2 inches. And maybe the two 5-stitch sections as well. It depends on what comes next.

Is there a link to the pattern or a picture of the finished sweater?
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 05:21 AM   #5
TooCircular
Knitting the Flap
 
TooCircular's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 266
Thanks: 279
Thanked 189 Times in 80 Posts
I think I can help here as I just completed a dog sweater a few months ago and the pattern sounds familiar. For your next row, work across 5 stitches, ignore the bound off section, drop this yarn now and using seperate yarn, work the middle section, then ignore the bind off part, attach new yarn and work across 5 stitches (I'm assuming there are 5 on each side), using the same needles for all three sections. On the next row, work across five stitches, then with second yarn work across middle section, then with third yarn work 5 stitches, same needles. Keep going until it measure 1 1/2 inches from bound off row ending with right side facing for the next row. Next should be the closing row. No more yarn changes with this, just work 5 stitches, add on ___? stitches (whatever your pattern says), don't change yarns, use the same yarn for the middle section and work the middle section, then add on ? stitches, then work 5 using the same yarn you used when you started this row.

Hope this helps,
Jan
TooCircular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
Woodi
Turning the Heel
 
Woodi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 938
Thanks: 12
Thanked 272 Times in 252 Posts
I hope Jan's suggestions work for you. Sounds good to me.

Perhaps if you try to draw freehand, the finished garment, before it's on the dog? I always need a picture.
Woodi 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
knitting Dog sweater poaponies How-to Questions 1 02-14-2010 03:23 PM
Knitting my first sweater... TEMA What'cha Knittin'? 8 03-08-2009 06:06 PM
Sweater Knitting xmasangel69 How-to Questions 1 09-01-2008 08:28 AM
Knitting sweater beverlie How-to Questions 5 05-25-2005 11:00 AM
knitting 1st sweater -- help!!! flipcat75 General Knitting 3 02-03-2005 01:21 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:19 AM.