hi, y'all. i referred to this thread
to get me started. (thanks to Ne for the clarification.)
now i'm at this part:BO 2 sts at neck edge at beg of every other row until 18 (19, 21, 22) sts rem on each shoulder.
does this mean i start binding off on this first row or the following one? the principle is clear: i'm making it narrower on both sides to build the shoulders and make the neckline dip more pronounced. what i don't understand is when to begin binding off.
your (hellbent to finish this sweater) pal,
ETA: out of curiousity, i counted the stitches on each side of the bound off area. when i'm looking at the WS, i've got 30 sts on the left side, and only 28 on the right. i'm thinking that this means that i don't BO until the next row, so that the sides even out. is this correct? or did i screw something up? i suppose i should add, for clarification, that i am making the 47" chest version. thanks again!
E(once again)TA: d'oh! neck edge
! ack. i really don't want to frog, but if i don't, i know the neckline won't fall right. well, at least i figured it out for myself before i got impatient enough to go too far.
YET ANOTHER EDIT: i frogged back to just before i started to bind off in the center, and i ended up with 29 stitches on each side. okay, that's right. yay! but then, when i started binding off the two stitches on either side closest to the neck edge, it was so loose. i frogged again, and noticed some stitches with uneven tension before i started to shape the sleeveholes (which is another reason you shouldn't knit drunk), so i frogged back just before that point. no problem, as it knits up quick, and i'll get back to where i was in about 15 minutes or so.
but i'm just concerned about the looseness around the neckline. does this make sense? am i doing it correctly? that is, binding off from the center outward on both sides?
help me, please!