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Topic: newbie here-- help w/pattern please!!  (Read 541 times)
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« on: June 09, 2010 10:00:08 AM »

i would much rather have an answer from you guys than the snoooty people at my local knitting store, esp b/c i'm making this sweater with cheap (ACMoore/vanna white!) yarn)
it's a kid sweater --i'm up to the sleeves and the pattern says: cast on 30 (ok so far) alternating colors (i'm skipping this part, hate stripes) AT SAME TIME, inc. 1 st each side every 6th row 5 times and every 4th row 8 times. --56 sts.

HELP-- does that mean i should add a stitch, at the beginning of every 4th and 6th row, eg the 4,6,8,12,16,18,20, 24, 28 and 30??? and at the end, i want 56 stitches??

any advice would be much appreciated... also nany help w/ attaching the sleeves to a basically square front and back??? Cheesy

« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010 03:05:44 PM »

You want to add a stitch at the beginning and the end of every 6th row five times (so rows 6, 12, 18, 24, and 30) and then every 4th row eight times (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, and 62). Since you are adding two stitches on each of those rows, and there are thirteen of them you end up adding 26 stitches to you original 30 for a total of 56.

When it comes time to sew the sweater together you'll sew the shoulder seams and then sew the sleeves on centered on the shoulder seam. I find it easiest to mark the center of the sleeves and pin that to the shoulder seam. Then measure to make sure you have the sleeves centered (X inches up from the hem on both the front and the back and the same on both sides). Once you have the sleeves sewn on you'll sew the sleeve and side seams.
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010 04:55:39 PM »

thank you!!! why are normal people so much more clear than patterns??
thanks, i'm ripping out and starting sleeve over......
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