Thank you suziewrong. I was wondering about this part in the pattern and as result have not started the tempting sweater since I was confused. The pattern designer Jenna has clarified these instructions on Knitty. Thought I would share this here too if some have not had the chance to visit the coffee shop on knitty.com
.Question: I was looking over the new knitty issue and thought tempting was cute, but can anyone clear something up for me on the sleeves? the part where it says
Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts, place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn.
is a little bit confusing...would i just carry the yarn over when i placed those 12 sts onto waste yarn, or should i knit them and then thread a bit of waste yarn through?Response from Tempting Designer-Jenna Adorno
Let me help clear up some confusion on the Tempting pattern. A few good points have been brought up:
In response to this comment:
Those instructions don't make sense to me. If I was doing it, I wouldn't put the underarm stitches (which is what the stitches on waste yarn are) onto the waste yarn until I was attaching the sleeves. I would just knit the body until it was however many inches, set it aside, do the sleeves and then:
Quote: OK. I get what the waste yarn is for, but when you place 12 sts on it, what do you do with the working yarn to pull it across to work the next 60? Do you just tighten across as if those 12 sts on the waste yarn aren't there?
That's the part I find confusing...
In response to your original question and also the above comment, I have written it out more clearly here:
Break Yarn. Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, Re-attach. Work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts. Break Yarn. Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, Reattach. Work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn.
There is second more graceful solution, but it written a little more awkwardly. You can slip the underarm stitches AFTER knitting them instead of before. Like this:
Work across the next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts and slip those stitches just worked on waste yarn, work across 72[80, 90, 100, 108] sts, place the previously worked 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn.
Neither method is incorrect and both will work, it just depends what you prefer.
In response to your comment:
Also when it says finished size 32 inches, is that meant to fit a woman with a 32" bust or is it meant to stretch? Seems like it must be meant to stretch.
Yes, it is meant to stretch and fit a woman with a 32 in bust. This finished size (if you layed it down on the floor) would be much smaller than 32 around.
Hope that helps, if there are more questions feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I check that a little more often than the boards.