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Apr 14, 2013 19:59:02   #
RoxyCatlady (a regular here)
 
Grandma M wrote:
Im not knitting a raglan. What I mentioned was that I usually knit raglans. But this time I was doing a knit from the bottom which is a sweater that has to be sewn together
as my raglans are knitted from the top down. But this is just a regular knitted sweater and yes it is a set in sleeve.


http://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FK00393&cat_id=366

This should be the pattern you mentioned...

Also, it is very possible to knit a raglan from the bottom up, as well as the top down, so that is why others (including myself) thought you were doing raglan still... you didn't mention in the first post that not only was it bottom up, but a different sleeve style than you are familiar with. :)
 
Apr 14, 2013 23:01:04   #
Grandma M
 
RoxyCatlady wrote:
http://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FK00393&cat_id=366

This should be the pattern you mentioned...

Also, it is very possible to knit a raglan from the bottom up, as well as the top down, so that is why others (including myself) thought you were doing raglan still... you didn't mention in the first post that not only was it bottom up, but a different sleeve style than you are familiar with. :)


oops sorry, I thought I had said I was knitting a bottom up reg sweater. Of course you wouldn't know that. All my knitting buddies know I do that but I just wasn't thinking when I mentioned bottom up. I so used to doing top down that bottom up to me meant a reg knitted sweater. See where thinking can get you. Thank you everyone for your imput. It as been greatly appreciated and I think I can now muddle though the back part, and it was most helpful to read the pattern for the front. Knitting adult sweaters are
a little different than all those baby sweaters I've been doing but it's time for a change so here goes. Thank You all again
Apr 15, 2013 04:19:33   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
 
It looks as if you have got your sizes a bit mixed. Starting with 61 stitches is the middle size: bind off 2 sts at the start of the next 6 rows (49 sts) then 1 st at the beginning of the next 2 rows (47 sts).

45 sts is for the first size.
Apr 15, 2013 07:01:54   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
Grandma M wrote:
No not a translation. I got it a long time ago.
title:budding beauty Cardigan by Edie Eckman. Don't know what site I took it off of. I am an experienced knitted and I could not make sense of the inst.
Here's the absolute complete inst. There are 3 sizes in the instructions:Shape armhole: at beg of row(bind off 2sts) 6(6,8) times, then (1 st)0 (2,2)times. (45,47,51 sts)
Work even in St st untilpeice measures 14(16,18) in from bed, ending with a WS row. K;18(19,20)join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 9(9,11)sts ,Knit to end.
No not a translation. I got it a long time ago. b... (show quote)


OK...According to this post... instructions say bind of 2 stitches 6 times... NOT 6 stitches 6 times. followed by 1 stitch 2 times if you are going for the middle size. That is a total of 16 to be taken from 61 equals 45
Apr 15, 2013 07:09:08   #
Maxine R
 
Grandma M wrote:
Im not knitting a raglan. What I mentioned was that I usually knit raglans. But this time I was doing a knit from the bottom which is a sweater that has to be sewn together
as my raglans are knitted from the top down. But this is just a regular knitted sweater and yes it is a set in sleeve.


Its a set in sleeve so the amount that is decreased is for the start of the sleeve then the rest is knitted straight until the desired length required. I knit more bottom up than top down.
Good luck
Apr 15, 2013 07:28:00   #
Grandma M
 
Hilary4 wrote:
It looks as if you have got your sizes a bit mixed. Starting with 61 stitches is the middle size: bind off 2 sts at the start of the next 6 rows (49 sts) then 1 st at the beginning of the next 2 rows (47 sts).

45 sts is for the first size.


Oh my I sure have. That's why I tell myself never do knitting at night.I was typing this very late one night and I guess I messed the instructions to you all. So sorry. Feel a bit foolish. I got the instructions straight now so have started my decrease and is ok Thank you all again.
 
Apr 15, 2013 09:05:02   #
Ronie
 
Grandma M wrote:
No it says to bind off 6 stitches (repeat 6 times) then bind off 1 stitch (1 time) It is not a typo. It is the exact script from the pattern.


The Pattern itself must of a typo... not your typing...;)
Apr 15, 2013 09:14:07   #
dawnmc1 (a regular here)
 
That makes sense, in your first post you definately said bind off 6 sts 6 times
Grandma M wrote:
No not a translation. I got it a long time ago.
title:budding beauty Cardigan by Edie Eckman. Don't know what site I took it off of. I am an experienced knitted and I could not make sense of the inst.
Here's the absolute complete inst. There are 3 sizes in the instructions:Shape armhole: at beg of row(bind off 2sts) 6(6,8) times, then (1 st)0 (2,2)times. (45,47,51 sts)
Work even in St st untilpeice measures 14(16,18) in from bed, ending with a WS row. K;18(19,20)join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 9(9,11)sts ,Knit to end.
No not a translation. I got it a long time ago. b... (show quote)
Apr 15, 2013 09:39:08   #
Snoozann
 
Is this a childs sweater? The Budding Beauty pattern I'm looking at says this.

Shape Armhole:
Maintaining established pat, at beg of RS rows (armhole edge), bind off 2 stitches 3 (3,4) times and [0 (1,1) sts] once.

Shape Neck:
At neck edge bind off [5 sts] once, [2 sts] once and [1 st] 3 (3,4) times.

But this is for a Girls size 4, (6,8).
Apr 15, 2013 10:00:03   #
joycevv (a regular here)
 
Forget the bind off 6 stitches 6 times. Bind off 6 stitches just once, plus the 2 more on EACH side. That would be 16 stitches in all. 61-16=45, the number of stitches you want to have after the decreases. I've made lots of sweaters and that kind of decrease at the armhole sounds reasonable.
Apr 15, 2013 10:12:54   #
BethChaya
 
I agree with some of the others. Bind off 2 stitches at beginning of the next 6 rows. Then you should have the right number of stitches.
 
Apr 15, 2013 10:47:15   #
Dcsmith77 (a regular here)
 
The best I could get out of it is to decrease six stitches at the beginning of each of the next two rows; then decrease either 2 stitches at beginning of next two rows or one stitch at the beginning of next four rows (what I would do). Even though the pattern indicates that you decrease only on the first two rows for that size and "0" for that size after that (can't be right to get to 45 st.).

I don't think this is critical as long as you end up with 45 stitches AND be certain to do the same with the two front sleeve decreases AND the sleeve decreases so that all the pieces match. What is critical is to get the 45 stitches so that the garment fits and that all the pieces are the same shape. Since this is an old pattern, there probably at one time was an errata, but it is long gone now. The instructions are certainly in error.
Apr 15, 2013 12:06:35   #
nonichinski
 
It would seem to me that the pattern has a typo here.
Cast of 6 stitches at each side ONCE (minus 12 sts in all) and then 2 sts at each side ONCE (that's minus 4 sts in all) making the back have all together 61 st minus 12 minus 4 which leaves the 45 stitches you are supposed to have.
Apr 15, 2013 13:28:54   #
knittingtheresa
 
Hilary4 wrote:
It looks as if you have got your sizes a bit mixed. Starting with 61 stitches is the middle size: bind off 2 sts at the start of the next 6 rows (49 sts) then 1 st at the beginning of the next 2 rows (47 sts).

45 sts is for the first size.


I agree with Hilary4, her explanation is a correct translation of the instructions if you are making the middle size. By binding off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next six rows and then 1 stitch at the beginning of the following two rows you should end up with a gradual indent up the back on each side and 47 stitches remaining.
Apr 15, 2013 16:51:13   #
Grandma M
 
knittingtheresa wrote:
I agree with Hilary4, her explanation is a correct translation of the instructions if you are making the middle size. By binding off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next six rows and then 1 stitch at the beginning of the following two rows you should end up with a gradual indent up the back on each side and 47 stitches remaining.


yes that's what I did and it has come out just right. Day time always makes things clearer(lol) :-D :-D
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