Thursday, March 03, 2005

Trying Again

Getting ready to start my right side armhole shaping (AGAIN). So, according to directions, I start on the WS (rib on the edge), K2, then K2TOG, and continue across. Why wouldn't we just start the armhole DECs on the RS (knit edge), and start the DECs over on the left side like the back armhole shaping?


Blogger Roxanne said...

You should be doing all your decreases on the RS so for the right front armhole shaping, you would knit until the last 4 stitches, K2TOG then K2. That ends up being the opposite of K2, SSK and then knit to the end of the row on the left front.

7:15 PM

Blogger klh said...

the instructions are confusing -- the last part before armhole shaping in the right front instructions (when you've reached 12 inches) say to end with a RS row, which tells me to start the armhole shaping on the WS -- So instead, on this WS row, I bind off 9, knit across, then when I turn it becomes RS, knit across to last 4 sts, and K2TOG, and K2. Is that correct?

7:46 PM

Blogger Roxanne said...

Yes, I know it's confusing...I had to think about it a lot too :) Ater it says bind-off 9 sts it says the "Next RS Row - Dec Row" so that means, do one WS row after you've done your bind-off then start decreasing on the next RS row...the only replacement is K2TOG for SSK so yes, knit across to the last 4 sts, K2TOG and then got it! Hope that helps...

7:55 PM

Blogger katiedid said...

you're right about binding off on the WS row first. i remember thinking this was odd but it makes sense because bound off stitches have to come at the beginning of a row - if you were to bind off at the end you wouldn't be able to turn around and continue knitting! :)


6:54 AM

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8:47 AM


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