I'm new to this whole knitting thing (normally I crochet), so if any of you knitting veterans could help me, that'd be great!
I'm working on my first baby sweater--the Little Tykes pullover from Interweave Press http://www.interweaveknits.com/freepatterns/pdf/Little_Tikes_Pullovers.pdf
It's a free pattern, and I'm doing the henley in purple with pastel pink/white/green stripes. Or rather, attempting to do it. I was doing well with knitting the back, but then I hit the shoulder and neck part that says:
BO 6 sts at beg of row (1st on right neeedle), knit next 18 sts, place center 25 sts on holder for neck, join new yarn and work to end. At beg of next row, BO 6 sts--19 sts each side.
I was ok up to here...but then...
BO 7 sts at each arm edge 2 times and at the same time
, BO 5 sts at each neck edge twice.
Here's what I think this means--I now have 3 needles. On the R was the first BO of 6, and on the left was the second BO of 6.
For the Right side, I turn it around on the WS and purl 19 sts back to the arm edge, turn, then BO 7 sts and knit 12, turn, purl 12 stitches, turn, BO 7 stitches, knit 5 stitches, turn and BO the last 5 (near the neck edge).
And for the left side, I would first knit the 19 stitches, turn and then purl the 19 back, then do what I did the right side? Does this make any sense? Or do I just BO all 12 stitches at the top (as it called for the BO 7 and then the BO 5)? Right now I have this funky flat pyramid thing going on.
Another question--after all this binding off, I'm supposed to do a kitchener st to sew the shoulder together. How is that possible, particularly if I've done it on multiple different rows?
I'll post a pic as soon as the battery on my camera recharges