Following my last question here I received a fantastic answer explaining a perfect technique I’d never used before. I’m hoping to gain another “perfect technique” for another stubborn question.
I’m knitting the back of a sweater and I need to add stitches to expand for the back of the sleeves. The directions tell me to cast on 5 stitches at the beginning of the next 16 rows. I’m knitting in St st so adding the stitches to the RS (knit row) was simple. I added the stitches to the P row but am having problems. The stitches P just fine but I end up with a long strand of yarn between the stitches and my work when I finish purling the added stitches. Even if I just keep on knitting the main body of the sweater there is an awkward mess of yarn between the main body and the added stitches.
I’ve attempted a couple of different cast on methods, but nothing works. Will the mess of loose yarn work itself out or am I doing something wrong that can be adjusted to work more effectively?