Friday, 15 November 2013

Knitting Fridays

So it appears that I had knitted the front of the jumper and not the back!  I had wondered why the pattern hadn't mentioned stopping the stripes and continuing in the green like the picture showed but as it had missed out the yellow and dark green stripes I had assumed this was just another error.  However, my eagle eyed mother spotted in one of the pictures, that the stripes continued all the way up the back. 
Luckily this was spotted before I had gone too far - the neck on the front of tops starts lower than it does on the back.  I couldn't put off shaping the neck and shoulders any longer.  Here are the instructions:
bind off the middle 14 sts and on both sides thereof bind off in every 2nd row another
3 sts  once, 2 sts 2 times + 1 st  once.  Slope shoulder at the same length as for back.

I hadn't understood how I was meant to shape the shoulders when I thought I was doing the back, but they didn't need shaping for another 4cm which at least gave me time to sort the neck. 

I had 56 stitches on my needle, if I was to cast off 14, that would leave me with 21 on each side of the neck, so my next line should actually read:

Knit 21 stitches, cast off 14, knit to end of row

Next, working on the right shoulder, I decreased at the neck by 3, 2, 2 and 1 stitch.  This left me with 13 stitches.  I continued in stocking stitch until I had reached the right length to shape the shoulder.  These instructions read:

bind off on both sides in every 2nd row 4 sts 2 times and 5 sts once
Brilliant - this is 13 stitches, the exact number that I had on my needle.  Job done!


Finally I have completed part of this jumper! 

And so, for the 3rd time now, I am starting the back of the jumper, here it is, 9 rows of 192 stitches!


  1. Oh wow, this is a great piece! I hope that I can reach the dizzy heights of knitting something like this - I am well impressed! :)

    1. Thanks :D. The pattern is a bit of a nightmare to folllow but the actual knitting is easy as each row is either knit or purl so I don't need to concentrate like you do!


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