Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
ransom
Casting On
 
ransom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corded sleeve edge
hello,
i am having a terrible time trying to figure out how to correct a mistake in a pattern. the instructions are for a "corded" sleeve edge. it's a short, cap sleeve with slight puffiness and the corded edge means there's nothing else needed to do... such as knitting up sts and making a band or something.

so............ the instructions say:

Corded edge: 3 sts each end of row:

Row 1(WS): K3, pulling yarn tight, work to last 3 sts, sl 3 with yarn in front.

Row 2: K3, pulling yarn tight, work to last 3 sts, sl 3 with yarn in back. Rep rows 1 &2 for pat. .

but, when i do this, the right sleeve edge looks corded but the left merely looks like stretched-out (elongated) knit stitches at the end. they do not match up at all.

i've tried several different ways to make them look the same but nothing i do works. i have looked on the net for help, and here, to try to find something about a 'corded sleeve edge' st.. but can find nothing :(

i hope someone out there can figure out what i should be doing instead, to make the sleeve edges look the same.

thanks for any help anyone can give.

Last edited by ransom : 07-13-2010 at 05:58 PM.
ransom is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 07-14-2010, 12:45 AM   #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
Can you give the name of this pattern? Maybe we can do some research and find out what it is supposed to look like when completed or maybe find someone else who had made this. This is made flat? Are you knitting the sleeve directly to the top or is it sewn on? I have never heard of this corded edge either. So this is something that only affects the 3 stitches on each side and it is just knit or purled in the middle? Does this end up under the arm? It is seamed there?
__________________
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 01:44 AM   #3
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
I've been experimenting with this. I think what you are supposed to do is:

Quote:
Row 1(WS): P3, pulling yarn tight, work to last 3 sts, sl 3 with yarn in front.

Row 2: K3, pulling yarn tight, work to last 3 sts, sl 3 with yarn in back. Rep rows 1 &2 for pat.
This is only different than what you gave in one place. On row 1 which is the wrong side you want to begin with P3 instead of knit 3.

I don't really understand how this fits into the overall pattern but what happens when you do this is to make a sort of I-cord along each side and you need to have it purled at the beginning of the wrong side row to throw the knit stitch side of the cord to the right side. You always slip the stitches so that the strand runs across the wrong side (that part is written correctly), turn to start the new row and wrap the slipped stitch strand around the 3 slipped stitches, pull very tightly before you begin to knit or purl, and pull tightly after each one of the first 3 stitches that you knit or purl at the beginning of each row. That makes the I-cord effect.

If you work it as written one of the I-cords is on the front and the other turns out wrong. I don't know how you were supposed to work the stitches between the two I-cord edges but I did them all in garter stitch and it looks pretty neat.

Try that and see if you think that is what you are supposed to do.
__________________
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
ransom
Casting On
 
ransom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thank you, merigold!

sorry, i have been away and couldn't check this for a day or so. i will do what you said. it's a pattern from 'knitting with simplicity' summer 1987 so it's not easy to find. it's called, "short and sweet". i'm making it longer. i wish i had a scanner because i can't find a pic of it online. the sleeves are knitted directly onto the top, but they do have an underarm seam. it's knitted in reverse st st with a vine lace patt at the bottom and a flower lace patt at the top. very cute. just the sleeves have given me fits. i'm not sure about how to wrap but i will attempt it vigorously, lol.

__________________
*)
..*) .*)
(.*♱ *❦ ransom ❦*♱ *)
(. (.*
ransom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 07:49 PM   #5
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
I looked at my instructions again and tried it once again. Forget the word wrap. It is misleading. Just pull the yarn tightly after each knit or purl stitch (especially the first one) of those 3 stitches that were slipped in the row before. Thanks for describing the sleeve, it sounds pretty.
__________________
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 07:55 PM   #6
ransom
Casting On
 
ransom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok :)
ok, i'll forget the wrap. lol. i forgot to say that the vine and flower lace patterns are down the middle, like a panel. but, the sleeves themselves are made up of the vine lace pattern, too. and that's actually in st st. sorry. thanks again

update:
it's looking right! \o/ yay!
__________________
*)
..*) .*)
(.*♱ *❦ ransom ❦*♱ *)
(. (.*

Last edited by ransom : 07-15-2010 at 09:30 PM.
ransom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 12:48 AM   #7
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
Oh, goodie! Thanks for the update. I was just wondering how it went.
__________________
MerigoldinWA 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
How do I join the cast on edge to the bound off edge? KarenHumphrey How-to Questions 1 11-05-2010 11:47 PM
shark teeth as cast off edge / top edge... hyperactive How-to Questions 1 09-04-2010 04:59 AM
Sewing small cable trim to sleeve edge nricket How-to Questions 0 07-26-2009 09:25 PM
Proper way to seam cast-off edge to side edge? TwoLeftNeedles How-to Questions 3 01-24-2006 07:47 PM
Seaming cast-on edge to bound-off edge Liz A How-to Questions 1 11-21-2005 11:02 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02 AM.