I am new to this forum and to knitting. I am currently knitting a sweater and have reached the point of shaping the neckline. There is an instruction I don't fully understand and was hoping someone here may be able to help. I have searched google for some clues but came up empty. The instruction is:
Work same as before until back measures approx. 77cm in. Slip first 11 sts on holder for neck edge. Bind off at neck edge every 2nd row 2x4 sts. Work until back measures approx. 80cm.
I have put the first 11 stitches onto a stitch holder but don't understand what the pattern is asking me to do with Bind off at neck edge every 2nd row 2x4 sts.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the forum and to knitting! Knowing what pattern you're using would be extremely helpful. Is it online? Can you provide a link to it or the exact name of the pattern and the name of the designer? Part of the learning process is finding out what info helps the helpers.
How many stitches are currently on the needle? How many are you supposed to have after the binding off? It could mean to bind off 4 stitches twice. Don't worry, this can be figured out. There are many experienced knitters ready, willing, and able to help.
One row even, one row bind off 4 sts at neck edge, one row even, one row bind off 4 sts at neck edge. This takes care of your 4 sts, every other row, 2 times.
Oh, I see. 2x4 every second row is telling me to bind of 4 stitches every second row and to do that twice. So I should have 8 stitches bound off by the third row and then continue working until the back measures approx 80cm. Does that sound right?
Thank you for your help. I will give it a try and see what happens.
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