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« on: January 06, 2007 12:02:22 PM »

Hey guys,
I am knitting a sweater, "Erin" from Rowan, and I need some help. I don't know how to cast off to form the shoulders! I'll try to explain my problem, but matters are a little bit complicated by the fact that I am knitting a translated pattern which I will translate back into English. Ok, bare with me:

I have moss stitched the back and front piece, but I think I have made a mistake with the back piece, so I would like to get it right for the front which I am now making. I am moss stitching/knitting and then it says to "knit 9 stitches moss and turn, saving the remaining stitches on the needle for now. Knit each (shoulder?) side for itself". Then I am to cast off. I am supposed to do this two times, one for each shoulder.

What does it mean to turn or flip over your knitting? What am I supposed to do with the saved stitches? It says to save them on the needle? I have saved stitches before, but usually by themselves on a piece of string or something. Now theyre all stitched in to the middle of my knitting.... Any guesses on what to do??

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007 12:08:34 PM »

you don't do anything with the saved stitches for now you'll just be working the 9 shoulder stitches
work 9 sts
turn your knitting over and work them from the other side like you would if you'd reached the end of the row.

at least thats what I THINK you're supposed to do from what you've said  Undecided

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007 12:21:13 PM »

hmm. thanks a LOT! I will try it, somehow it just seems weird. I'll give it another try....

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007 12:26:54 PM »

I always thought "turning" your work was short row shaping-- knit 9 stitches, pretend you have finished the row and being knitting the stitches on the other needle.

Therefore, I agree with Zaftig, whose post I only skimmed before I typed all of that.

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