Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
Sunshine's Mom
Turning the Heel
 
Sunshine's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clifton Park, NY
Posts: 819
Thanks: 214
Thanked 279 Times in 242 Posts
Joining fronts of a sweater
This is the pattern I'm working on:
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90...html?noImages=

Very shortly I will be at the section that says "Join Fronts". At this point the left front has 35 stitches which are on a holder waiting to be joined. I will be working on the right front which has 38 stitches. The pattern says:
Next Row (RS): K across sts of right front to last 2 sts, (k tog 1 st from right front and 1 st from left front) twice, k rem sts of left front 71 sts at end of row.

I'm sure this might make sense when I'm actually doing it, but I'm having a hard time visualizing how this will work. HOW do I do this? The overall effect will be creating an overlap of these stitches. I think. Should I intersperse the stitches on the needle and Knit them together, or do I position the holder underneath the stitches on the needle and go into the holder stitch first, then the needle stitch and knit them together? Or do the needle stitches go under the holder stitches?

I hope I'm explaining this correctly. Any help would be appreciated.
Sunshine's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 03-30-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
MerigoldinWA
Grafting the Toe
 
MerigoldinWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,143
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,834 Times in 1,737 Posts
When you get to this join part you will have the left front on a holder and have the right front on your working needles. You knit across the right front stitches one last time until you have two stitches left on the row. Then you will put the stitches of the left front onto a needle so that you can work the stitches and hold it parallel to and behind the needle holding the last 2 stitches the front. (make sure everything is joining in a sensible way and nothing twisted or upside down or anything, you will want it to look like your schematic after the joining) As you knit the next two stitches you will be knitting the right and left together. Run the working needle through the next to the last stitch of the right and on through the first stitch of the left, yarn around and knit them together as one stitch. Then knit the last right stitch tog with the second left stitch the same way, then just keep knitting across the left front. Only now you have everything on one working needle and one piece instead of two. Does that make sense?
__________________
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MerigoldinWA For This Useful Post:
Sunshine's Mom (03-31-2010)
Old 03-31-2010, 09:13 AM   #3
Sunshine's Mom
Turning the Heel
 
Sunshine's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clifton Park, NY
Posts: 819
Thanks: 214
Thanked 279 Times in 242 Posts
Yes it does. Perfectly. Thank you. You confirmed what I thought I had to do, but it's nice to have the back up from someone else. Thanks so much.
Sunshine's Mom 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
Joining sweater parts together homeschooling2 How-to Questions 3 06-06-2012 05:10 AM
grosgrain behind sweater fronts Babette How-to Questions 6 03-01-2011 02:30 PM
How to join fronts, sleeves, and back Dawndra88 How-to Questions 1 03-07-2010 05:28 PM
Need help with joining pieces of sweater together. jodskiinca How-to Questions 2 05-05-2009 12:51 PM
Debbie Bliss Molly - right and left fronts are not round and sleeves too short ock Pattern Central 1 03-19-2008 08:36 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:04 PM.