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Old 05-29-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Please help me figure this out...
I am about to start a Raglan sleeve cardigan knitted in the round. I think I understand all the directions except when it says after I have cast on the neck stitches...
"Working back and forth, increase before and after each B marker on every right side row". Since I'm knitting in the round and it's ALL the right sides does that mean I increase every other row??
Here are the directions in case anyone is interested in them...
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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If you were to simply cast on the total neck stitches in a circle, you would not be able to get the completed sweater over your head! This problem is solved by having the front of the neck dropped. To achieve this, the neck is knit as an incomplete circle, increasing one stitch on each end every other row until half of the front stitches have been added. The remaining front stitches are then cast on to complete the circle.
This is part of your pattern and I think explains your problem. You do knit back and forth at the beginning, and then the rest of the stitches are added and then you make the join.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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okay...
Oh okay...I guess I didn't "get" that part.
I will want to add stitches to the front for the steek. When would I add those??
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:38 PM   #4
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You add sts to the front for the neck. Knit back and forth, then Cast on sts for the front. If you want a cardigan, you don't have to join; just do the increases at the raglan points and keep knitting flat.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:02 AM   #5
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My guess would be that if you want to use a steek you should add the steek stitches on the row/round where you join to work in the round so that you can knit across the steek as you work in the round.
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