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Topic: New to knitting sweaters, need help!  (Read 486 times)
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« on: July 02, 2008 11:16:56 PM »

I'm new to sweater knitting and am going to be making my daughter a cardigan. The pattern I'm going to be making her is Little Boy Blue from Twelve Months of Knitting (not that that is the important part of my story, just an FYI).  The pattern is worked by CO for the back, knitting, BO, CO for the 2 front pieces, knitting, BO and then of course the sleeves.

I'm really wanting to make this thing sorda "all at once" and was wondering if when I cast on for the front and back, if I need to add a stitch or two (thought I saw somewhere on a blog or website that when doing this you need to add a few stitches).  Also, after working my way up to the sleeves, would I just put them on waste yarn and continue knitting the rest of the cardigan then go back and work the sleeves?

Thank you so much in advance for any help/advice!  Grin

« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008 08:49:40 AM »

You add sts if you're converting from knit in one piece to several pieces. For what you're doing, you would dec 6 sts, though you probably don't have to, that would only add up to about an inch which I don't think is too much for a child's sweater, they grow fast.

So yes, work the fronts and back in one piece to the underarm, then split them and work separately as if you had knit them in separate pieces. Knit the sleeves as written, you'll probably have to sew them in separately.

« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008 11:19:26 AM »

Thank you so much soozeq!  That really helps.  Grin

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