Hello! I’m a new knitter and new to this forum. I’ve recently took the plunge and cast on my first pattern…a newborn sweater for my new girl due in early February.
I’ve knit the body and both sleeves…all on straight needles. Now I’m on the ‘yoke’ part of the pattern and completely and utterly stumped. It says to slip on 25 body stitches which I have done and place marker. Then it says to slip on 36 sleeve stitches…did that as well. Now I’m supposed to slip on 47 body stitches. Here’s where I am completely lost as to how this works. Earlier in the pattern for the body I was supposed to bind off 4 on each side for the arm holes…which I did. So when I’m slipping on the 25 body stitches the next thing on the body are those 4 bound off stitches. How am I supposed to continue slipping the body stitches when I now have 36 sleeve stitches on my needle? Is any of this making sense? I’ve googled countless videos, asked knitting friends…even took the pattern to a yarn store, and I’m still lost.