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« on: June 25, 2008 12:31:32 PM »

Tried to get help on ravelry, but my thread is always pushed off the board before it gets many reads.
I'm currently working on my first cardigan (Hexacomb cardigan) having only previously finished socks and 1 dishcloth, so I don't have all that much experience.
I'm at the point where I have to divide for the fronts and back, it tells me to work the stitches for the right front in pattern, bind off 8, work back stitches in pattern, bind off 8 again, then work for the left front, & place stitches for right and back on seperate holders.
Now, I've only had to bind off once...ever. That was even months ago. I found instructions for the basic knit bind off, and it seems as if I do that, when I go to knit the back, since the yarn will still be hanging from my working needle, I'll connect the pieces together when they should be seperate. Do I cut the yarn after the bind offs? What bind off should I use?
This isn't clicking in my head, for some reason. I've been breezing through everything else, but this whole cardigan thing is confusing.
Someone please enlighten me! I would be so ridiculously grateful.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008 01:49:40 PM »

Actually, if you follow those directions exactly as they're written, you'll be fine. The different parts will still be connected, but that's good, because otherwise the whole thing would unravel. Don't cut the yarn, You're going to put the stitches for the right front and the back on stitchholders and work on the left front only, then go back and work on just the back, and then just the right front, and they will be separated that way, with the two 8-stitch bind-offs leaving a space for the sleeves. You'll understand when you do it. If you still feel nervous, you could practice on something dishcloth-sized first.

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