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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Armhole shaping - Please help

I am working both left and right sides at the same time, and I am usually a person who follows patterns very well. Having said that, I must be humble, and as a question to all of my fellow CPH knitters out there. Here is the problem

I am working on the 36" pattern, so I have 40 stitches casted on for each front piece. When I get to the armhole shaping I do the following:
Bind off 4 stitches (leaving 36 stitches).
Work the next row.
Bind off 2 stitches (leaving 34 stitches).
Work the next row.
K2 SSK for left front/and K2tog , K2 for right side (leaving 33 stitches)
Work 1 WS row

Now, the pattern says "Rep last 2 rows 1 more time (31 sts remain)"

So, if I do the whole K2 ssK for the left and k2tog k2 for the right, wouldn't I be left with 32 stitches, after I work the WS row?

What am I doing wrong???? I really wanted to finish the fronts tonight, but this is holding up progress. Has anyone else had this problem?


rachel iufer said...

AHA! you are supposed to bind off 5 stitches in the first step, not 4.

Shameka said...

Rachel, thanks so much. After sleeping on it, I realized that as well. I guess knitting in a nice yarn shop/cafe with really nice coffee doesn't work. Too much caffeine makes you lose your train of thought, I guess. LOL!!!. Well, it's a good thing I only have to go back a few rows. I will post pictures soon. I want to get to your level. Your hoodie looks really great, I will add, once again. I LOVE the color.