? about shaping shoulders

I started knitting the back of the “Blanket Jacket” from the book called “Knitting in No Time”. This is it on Ravelry.com


I’ve started the back and have worked the armholes. The next section is called Shape Shoulders and Back Neck. It goes like this:

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. (I did this)
Next row: (RS) Bind off 4 sts, k until there are 8 sts on right needle, turn and complete right shoulder on these sts. (did this)
Bind of 3 sts at beg of next row (5 sts). (did this)
Bind off. * (did this but didn’t break the yarn)
With RS facing, bind off center 8 sts, k to end (12 sts)
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next row and 3 sts at beg of foll row (5 sts) Bind off.

When I got to “With RS facing, bind off center 8 sts” I used the yarn from the right shoulder to bind off the 8 sts. Should I have cut the yarn at * and used a new piece of yarn to bind off the center 8 sts??


Didn’t you have 3 bound off sts at the neck edge that were in between the working strand and the 8sts that you needed to bind off?

Thanks salmonmac!!! I decided to bind off and cut the yarn at the end of the shoulder instructions. (right before the “bind off the 8 center sts”)

I finished the back and am happily knitting along with one of the fronts. I am using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick that I found at our local Walmart for only $3.00 per skein!!! SUCH a deal!!

At first I didn’t know what I was going to use it for, but I just couldn’t leave it on the shelf at that price. Eventually I ended up buying 11 skeins in the Fisherman color.


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What a bargain! Who could leave it in the store.
I hope we get to see the finished jacket.

I know, right?!?!?!? They only have a few colors at this price, so I check on their stock every time I’m there.