Friday, January 28, 2005

Help, Please! Neck Shaping!

So, I've read, and re-read the pattern.
I'm making the medium Size.

The way I understand it, is by the end of the arm and neck decreases, I should have done the total number of decreases as I did for the back piece (30)

The pattern reads that after 21 armhole decreases, I start my neck shaping -and unless I keep doing my math wrong, the neck shaping (for the medium size), at best occupies 7 RS rows (or 7 decreases (I'm counting the bindoffs as 1 "decrease row" - if that makes sense). The problem I'm having is this still leaves me short of a total of 30 decreases....21+7 does not = 30. What on earth am I doing wrong?! I've done my neck bindoffs, but don't want to go any further until I figure out if I'm doing it alright or not - I want to minimize my frogging, if you know what I mean.

Also, for the Neck Decreases: Are you guys doing the decrease right at the edge, or are you doing something like K1, then decrease (either K2Tog or SSK depending on side)?



Blogger Anne said...

I always try to leave at least one stitch at the edge. Much easier to sew together.

I don't think the front pieces are as long as the back, so don't worry about having 30 decreases. Just make sure that when you reach the end of the decreases you have only 1 stitch.

10:23 AM

Blogger LeAnne said...

I did mine right at the edge, but I think I should have done what the first commenter did. I'm making the 40/41 and did 29 decreases, because it was 21+8 (from what I remember). A couple rows probably won't make a huge difference, just make sure it matches the back.

10:37 AM


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