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Lil Red Riding Hood
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« on: December 02, 2006 10:05:24 PM »

Asymmetrical Coat pattern by Helen Hamann from Elann

I'm becoming very frustrated with this pattern after finding several oddities and mistakes, which were corrected and reprinted. So here are the instructions on the pattern that I'm frustrated with:

Left shoulder shaping: On RS row, work in patt to 7 sts before end of row, w/t. Next RS row: Work in patt to 7 sts before last wrapped st, w/t. Next RS row: Work in patt to 8 sts before last wrapped st, w/t - Left shoulder shaping has been completed. Set aside left shoulder sts on stitch holder.
Back neck shaping: Rep first RS row from left shoulder shaping 4 more times - Back neck shaping has been completed.
Right shoulder shaping: Rep second RS row from left shoulder shaping twice, then first RS row from left shoulder shaping once -- Right shoulder shaping has been completed. K all sts, working the wrap tog with the wrapped st. Set aside right shoulder sts on stitch holder.

My question is: what do i do with the stitches left over from the back neck? I'm told to put the left and right shoulder stitches on a stitch holder, but what about the neck stitches? Later, there is no mention of any kind of BO. It tells me to graft the sts from the left and right shoulder shaping to the right and left front pieces. Where does that leave the neck shaping? Bah! I need to finish this for my mom before Christmas, but I keep running into obstacles. Sad
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006 10:52:18 PM »

http://elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Sierra+Aran&Cat=&ProductType=5&Count=1 (pic of FO)

Any chance later in the directions you're told to pick up stitches and to work on the collar?
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006 11:01:29 PM »

Yes, it does say that. (D'oh! Homer Simpson moment) My concern is that it tells me to put the shoulder sts on a stitch holder, but doesn't tell me to do that with the neck stitches. Should I just assume that's what I'm supposed to do?

Thanks for pointing out the obvious to a tired, frustrated, time-constrained knitter. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006 05:37:02 AM »

I haven't seen the pattern but does it tell you how many stitches to pick up at the back neck for the collar. If it does and this number is different from the number of sts you have live I would bind them off. If it's the same number or it doesn't say I would just put them on a holder and pick them up again for the collar. Although I think, after reading only this part of the pattern, that working it exactly according to the directions might leave you with the neck sts on the needle - would that fit with the next part of the pattern?
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2006 02:02:31 PM »

Yeah, the number of sts is the same. It was hard to see at first cause I have live stitches from the neck and from the right shoulder still on there. I suppose they just left out the part about putting those neck stitches on a holder. The next step in the project is CO for the right front. It doesn't mention the back neck again until the part about picking up sts for the collar. I think your first assumption was right. Maybe they just left that out. There were several other mistakes in the pattern when I first got it, so I wouldn't be surprised.

Thanks again for pointing out the obvious, gals! I was ready to throw this project out the window last night!
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