Hello fellow knitters,
I'm making a sweater using straight needles (pattern called for circular but I prefer to use straight ones and sew seams) Everything was going along rather nicely, until I got to the neck shaping part for the front, where I had 18 stitches on the needle, and the instructions were as follows:
[color=blue]Next row (RS) K2tog, k5, join a 2nd skein of each yarn and bind off center 4 sts, k5, k2tog. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st each side, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge on the next 2 rows. Work 1 row even, dec 1 st at neck edge of next row. Work 1 row even–1 st. Bind off.
Why am I joining a 2nd skein of each yarn (i'm working with two yarns held together on this sweater) here?
When I attempted the first line of the pattern, it looked fine and the neck started to take shape When I got to the "working both sides at once," i tried to follow the instructions, but because I bound off 4 sts, i was left with two sections on either side of the bind-off and was not sure how to proceed. If I continued knitting i would end up with a hole where the bind off was. HELP!!! :-))))
Thanks a million,
I would call myself an advanced beginner, i've successfully made one easy sweater in the past, but boy am I confused by this!!