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Sunday, April 17, 2005

VK Flame St Cardi Tips #3 & #4

Flame Stitch Cardigan #9, Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2005

Tip #3
If you can, work the fronts and the back at the same time. This requires adding 2 balls of yarn and keeping track of the shaping on each piece, but it'll pay off in the end. If you do this, the shaping will/should be the same for both fronts, the fronts and the back will be the same length, and best of all they'll all be done at the same time.

Something that helped me was to write out the bind-off instructions for each section on each row in a notebook. I also wrote down the total # of stitches I should have in each section after finishing the row.

For example, for the medium sized sweater, the first 2 rows after dividing for the fronts and back look like this:

(RS) RF: BO1, 48st;   Back:BO3, 97st;   LF: work even
(WS) RF: BO2, 46st;   Back:BO3, 94st;   LF: BO1, 47

But, if shaping 3 sections at the same time and working with 3 balls of yarn puts you over the edge, ignore this tip. The same results can be achieved if you work each section separately--it just requires more attention to matching the reversed shaping at the neck.

Tip #4
Keep the shoulder stitches live on the fronts and on the back. Use a 3-needle bind-off for the shoulder seams.

1 Comments:

  • These are such great tips! I'll admit, I'm beginning to reconsider the sweater after all the trouble you've had, but it will be great to have your notes if I decide to continue on.

    By Anonymous Sara, at 4/18/2005 10:06 AM  

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