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Old 04-07-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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Interpreting shape neck pattern of sweater
This is my first sweater that I have knitted and I need help interpreting the instructions of my pattern for shaping the neck.

It reads: K20, join a second ball of yarn and bind off 14 sts, knit to end. I did that.

Here is the part I need help with: "Working both shoulders at same time, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, 2 sts once. Dec 1 st at each next once- 14 sts rem on each shoulder. Work even until piece measures 11in.

Can anyone expain this better to me?? I don't know where to start or what the "once" means.

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Old 04-07-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
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This has been asked frequently lately so you may want to scroll down for additional responses.

Once you have a sep skein attached to each shoulder, do BOs at the neck edge each time you arrive at the neck. IOW, RS facing, do whatever BOs are req'd at the starting edge. Work across that shoulder. Drop that skein and pick up for left shoulder. Work the 3 BOs for that neck, work across. Turn. (WS) Work req'd BOs for that armhole, work across. Drop skein. Pick up skein for other shoulder and do 3 BOs at neck, work across. Repeat the process again but doing 2 BOs at the neck. (You've done 3 BOs once, 2 BOs time each side.)

BOs always done at start of work, sometimes on RS, sometimes on WS.

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